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Suggest some steroids to accelerate healing during shoulder surgery recovery

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am getting shoulder surgery, to repair my ligaments and Labrum repair, I want to ask my surgeon to prescribe some steroid drugs that will help me heal little faster, can you recommend me some names? so I can pass along to him
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Steroids are used only if necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
Steroids do not help in healing. They only reduce the swelling and inflammation. But it is better to avoid having them after the surgery as it lowers the body immunity and makes you more prone to infections post surgically and it also weakens the strength of ligaments and tendons that are healing. Let your surgeon decide if these are needed or not.
I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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