A 71-year-old male asked:
Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 33 years experience
Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon.
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Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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Last updated Dec 4, 2019
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