NSAIDS should not be used after a fracture because they can delay bone healing.

  NSAIDs inhibit the production of prostaglandins which help with bone repair.

  Several animal studies suggest continuous use of NSAIDs, including COX-2 inhibitors, interfere with fracture healing.

  This hasn't been proven in humans. But some small observational studies and case reports also suggest a link.

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