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Can Smoking Really Make A Bone Surgery Fail
Absolutely: Smoking impairs neovascularization, or the formation of new blood vessels. This impairs the deliver of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue. Smoking can lead to failure of a bone graft as well as lead to failure of other operations such as hernia repairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
Im scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. ive been tobacco free for7 days now . will i fail a blood test?
Don't worry: Drink lots of water every day (8-10 glasses), get Vitamin C (fruit) and be active. Avoid passive smoke. Blood clears faster than hair, but slower than urine and there are false positive reasons you could fail. But you'll probably pass if you don't slip before the surgery. Anyway - it's too late to worry. Do your best. The reason is for optimal healing - important but not critical. Relax. ...Read more
Many dental implants can fail for one reason or another. What fills in the bone hole where the implant was before if a second surgery not an option?
Implant Failures: Implant Failures are actually quite unusual when cases are carefully selected and done by competent surgeons and restorative dentists. If the implant needs to be removed, the surrounding bone fills in the defect. In some cases, bone augmentation might also be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more
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