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2019 Jun

Ann Plast Surg


6S Suppl 5

Hematoma Risks of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Used in Plastic Surgery Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.


Walker NJ, Jones VM, Kratky L, Chen H, Runyan CM
Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jun; 82(6S Suppl 5):S437-S445.
PMID: 30950877.


The opioid crisis in America has sparked a shift toward a multimodality perioperative pain regimen. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the perioperative period decreases opioid consumption and increases efficacy. However, many plastic surgeons avoid their use because of antiplatelet effects. The purpose of this article is to systematically review the plastic surgery literature to assess the risk of intraoperative or postoperative bleeding and hematoma formation.