Results of a prospective randomized controlled trial suggest that NSAID use may not impair long-bone fracture healing in pediatric patients, and may be a useful alternative for pain control in the acute fracture setting. 

Researchers randomized 81 skeletally immature patients with a long-bone fracture to receive either acetaminophen (control) or ibuprofen (NSAID) for post-fracture management. At 6-month follow-up of 78 patients, the researchers found no statistically significant differences in pain scores between the groups at any time point. Study findings are presented in Scientific Poster P262, on display in Academy Hall. Learn more...

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