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Cardiovascular effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Many patients with arthritis take anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain and stiffness, for which they are very effective. A meta-analysis in the BMJ published earlier this year showed that rofecoxib was associated with the highest risk of myocardial infarction, and ibuprofen with the highest risk of stroke. Naproxen was considered to be the least harmful but the authors cautioned that none of these drugs could really be considered safe in the presence of cardiovascular disease. Balancing the risks and benefits of drugs and surgery is seldom straightforward. If you would like advice on how best to manage your symptoms, please get in touch.

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    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s now an established technique, and the results are usually excellent in carefully selected patients…

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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…

    Click here to find out more
  • 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