Myth Busting about NSAIDs and Bone Health

This activity is part of a series


Kevin Gebke, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Kevin Gebke, MD

Dr. Kevin Gebke has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine within Indiana University School of Medicine for the past nine years, and as a school faculty member for 17 years. He also functions as the service line leader of Primary Care for IU Health Physicians. He has been awarded numerous teaching and leadership accolades over the course of his career. He has been active within the school serving on countless committees and providing oversight for ongoing curriculum development. Dr. Gebke is currently a member of the IU Health Physicians Board of Directors and the Board of IU Medical Group Foundation. Last year, Dr. Gebke was elected to the position of Secretary of the Council of Clinical Chairs. Service to the school, the discipline, and to his patients continues to be the motivating force that drives Dr. Gebke. He maintains a busy Family and Sports Medicine practice and remains involved in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship that he directed for 14 years. LEAN process improvement and combatting physician burnout are two areas of focus for Dr. Gebke and the healthcare system as a whole.

Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA
Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program, University of South Florida
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa

Statement of Need

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have recently become one of the top post-procedure pain management recommendations, and in most cases, a suitable replacement to the use of opioids. Unfortunately, myths about NSAIDs inhibiting bone healing and increasing fracture risks are prevalent, despite the lack of clinical evidence that NSAIDs impair healing.

The third episode of this CMEOCast series focuses on busting these myths about NSAIDs and bone health by applying evidence and guideline recommendations that support non-opioid pain management in treatment decision-making.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to apply evidence and guideline recommendations supporting non-opioid pain management to treatment decision-making.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: Describe evidence and guideline recommendations supporting non-opioid pain management for treatment decision-making.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson, administered by Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

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Pharmacists/Pharmacy Tech (ACPE) 0.25

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Dr. Mir has no disclosures to report.

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Myth Busting about NSAIDs and Bone Health
Event Date: 03/24/2020