Table 3

NSAID use in patients without contraindications

20162019P value
Patients prescribed NSAID (per cent)21 (26.6)31 (59.6)<0.001
 THA12 (32.4)14 (63.6)0.03
 TKA9 (19.1)17 (56.7)0.003
  • Contraindications to NSAID use included estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 mL/min, prior adverse reaction, use of medications active on the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone axis, diuretics, anticoagulants and prior history of gastric ulceration.

  • NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; THA, total hip arthroplasty; TKA, total knee arthroplasty.