Adverse Effects of Smoking on Outcomes of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Sheung-tung Ho;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics (issn: 2210-4917)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jotr.2017.04.001
  • Subject: arthroplasty | smoking | Orthopedic surgery | RD701-811 | adverse effects | spine surgery | Diseases of the musculoskeletal system | RC925-935 | fracture
    mesheuropmc: musculoskeletal system | musculoskeletal diseases

Smoking has many adverse effects on the musculoskeletal system, particularly on the outcomes after orthopaedic surgery. Smoking is associated with surgical site infection and postoperative wound complications after spine surgery, total joint arthroplasty, and fracture f... View more
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