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A 20-year-old male asked:

I got a surgery of knee 5 days ago. i am a marijuana smoker. will it cause any trouble in recovery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Unlikely to be of any harm. Just make sure to follow md's orders closely in regard to knee activity level. Do any knee exercises regularly as instructed, and use crutches or cane as indicated.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Smoking: Smoking will affect wound healing.

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