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Dalton, GA
A 32-year-old member asked:

Does smoking marijuana with a femur fracture slow down the healing process?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Potentially: This would vary with the frequency and intensity of exposure. Smoking of anything can cause changes in the circulation at the capillary level and impair/slow blood flow. This directly effects healing. I know some surgeons who will not do elective surgery on smokers for that reason.
Last updated Jul 10, 2016

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