Smoking May Drag Out Fracture Healing
About the Study
- Twice as likely to have a nonunion of tibia (lower leg bone)
- Twice as likely to have a nonunion of any long bone (bones of arms or legs)
- Nearly twice as likely to have a nonunion of open fractures
How Does this Affect You?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.aaos.org
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons http://www.foothealthfacts.org
Scolaro JA, Schenker ML, et al. Cigarette smoking increases complications following a fracture: a systematic review. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 16;96(8):674-681.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2014 -
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