If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A McGill-led study shows, for the first time, that circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery. Indeed, the researchers demonstrated that anti-inflammatory medications are most effective in promoting post-operative healing and recovery when taken during the active periods of our biological clocks.
- Scientific Reports
- Canada Research Chair program for Translational Cranofacial Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Alpha Omega foundation, Quebec Network for Bone and Oral Health Research (RSBO), Fonds de Recherc