Request An Appointment Today!

Viewpoint and Experience with NSAIDs

By Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA; Jesseka Kaldenberg-Leppert, DPM, MSA; Paul Dayton, DPM, MS

The team of foot and ankle surgeons at Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa/ Bunion Surgery Specialists was asked to share their viewpoint and experience with NSAID’s for pain control after foot and ankle surgery.

The authors noted that pain management following foot and ankle surgery is a primary concern for patients as well as surgeons. Traditional post-surgical pain management relies mainly on narcotic pharmaceuticals and, to a lesser extent, on non-prescription or non-pharmaceutical measures.

For over a decade, two of the authors (MD, PD) have employed a multimodal pain management regimen for their postoperative patients with great success. Adopting this multimodal pain management regimen came from a desire to provide patients with improved pain control while limiting the utilization of potentially addictive narcotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2019 involved an opioid. A multimodal pain management strategy could help to prevent these deaths.

They shared that a priority in their rehabilitation philosophy for the majority of their surgical procedures is rapid return to both non-weight-bearing range of motion exercises as well as early weight-bearing to prevent the detrimental effects of prolonged immobilization.

The authors went on to share their post-operative pain management protocol, which involves NSAID’s as well as other medications and modalities to limit pain and narcotic use. They highlighted the research they have published with exceptionally high healing rates for bunion surgery in patients that have taken NSAID’s during their early post-operative course.

Read the full article here: https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/podiatry/case-study/point-counterpoint-are-nsaids-viable-option-during-bone-healing

Latest Posts

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa would like...
Read More

Ingrown Toenails

By: Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa Dr. Jesseka Kaldenberg-Leppert Ingrown toenails are a...
Read More

5 Signs Your Child Might Have a Foot Problem

As a parent, you only want the best, most healthy experience for your child....
Read More

Viewpoint and Experience with NSAIDs

By Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA; Jesseka Kaldenberg-Leppert, DPM, MSA; Paul Dayton, DPM, MS The...
Read More
Call Us Text Us
Skip to content