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Anti-inflammatories and heart disease

Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen and diclofenac are very commonly used to relieve pain caused by arthritis. Some recent evidence has shgown a link between these drugs andan increased risk of having a heart attack.

People who regulalrly take painkillers and anti-inflammatories are probably more likely to be less physically fit, which might explain the increased risk, but concerns remain about the use of these drugs in the longer term.

Hip replacement surgery is very effective at relieving pain and improving function, which menas that you are able to stop taking potentially harmful anti-inflammatories. If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Here is a link to the research and an excellent interpretation of its findings.

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s a relatively new technique, but the results are usually excellent…

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  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

    Click here to find out more