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TEAM PHYSICIAN’S CORNER

UPDATE ON COX-2 INHIBITORS
AND NON-SELECTIVE NSAIDS:
SAFETY AND PATIENT RISK

ALBERT W. PEARSALL IV, MD AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION PEOPLE
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery WORLDWIDE TAKE NON-STEROIDAL
Section of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDs) on
University of South Alabama Medical Center
Mobile, Alabama a daily basis as treatment for pain and inflammation.1 This review

JOHN E. KOVALESKI, PHD, ATC provides an overview of current NSAID use in treating athletic
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Section of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery injuries. Non-selective NSAIDs, COX-2 selective inhibitors, and
University of South Alabama Medical Center
Mobile, Alabama injectable NSAIDs are examined for their impact upon muscle

and bone healing; cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal risks;

and effects when administered prior to an athletic event.

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