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&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08