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Volume:5 Issue:4 Number:15 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9604
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

AAOS2017: NSAID does not impair pediatric long bone fracture healing

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of NSAID Use in the Acute Phase of Skeletally Immature Bone Healing: A Prospective, Randomized Study

Contributing Authors: JV Nuelle K Coe JL Cook DG Hoernschemeyer S Gupta

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81 pediatric patients with a long bone fracture were randomized to analgesia with either NSAID (ibuprofen) or acetaminophen. Patients were assessed over 6-month follow-up for fracture healing rate, time to fracture healing, and pain scores. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in fracture healing or pain scores during follow-up. Median time to fracture healing was 42-44 d...

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