Re: Anti-inflammatories (and steroids) 15 weeks post op
I was told no NSAIDs for 6 months post-surgery to make sure the fusion took. The fusion is somewhat of an inflammatory process itself and the thought is that NSAID can inhibit that natural inflammation and fusion.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08