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Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

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 more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Can smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Can smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Yes it does: Kids who smoke during their greatest growth spurts in their mid-teens are generally shorter than non-smoking matched controls/family members. It effects some people more than others. It also impairs bone healing. Some surgeons will not do orthopedic procedures electively on smokers, and require them to stop before surgery because bone healing is slowed, and there are more complications. ...Read more

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Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Yes!: Think of it this way, when you smoke, carbon monoxide poison gets into your bloodstream through your lungs. Carbon monoxide preferentially displaces oxygen off of your red blood cells. So as your red blood cells travel around to dump off oxygen in the tissues ( including your bones) there is not enough oxygen for your bones to build themselves properly. Smoking poisons your bones! ...Read more

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Will smoking react with the radioactive injection I got today when having a bone scan?

Will smoking react with the radioactive injection I got today when having a bone scan?

Indirectly: Smoking in general is not good for your health, but does not interfere directly with study. Sometimes secondary effects such as cancer are detected on bone scan. ...Read more

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Advice? Would smoking weed affect bone healing?

Advice? Would smoking weed affect bone healing?

It can: But not as much as cigarette smoking, but depends on the quality of the marijuana and how much and how often you smoke. Smoking anything can increase carbon monoxide in the blood, which robs your tissues of oxygen, which is why bone healing is so impaired. If you care about healing completely and more quickly, stop smoking anything! ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Good question: Really the evidence isn't there on this yet, but it appears that the nicotine is really what slows bone healing. ...Read more