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Should an orthopedic surgery patient refrain from using tobacco prior to the surgery?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tobacco hazards

Tobaco contains toxins that cause small blood vessels to constrict or tighten.
This impairs blood flow to a healing surgical site, and has been shown without doubt to increase risk for healing complications.

In brief: Tobacco hazards

Tobaco contains toxins that cause small blood vessels to constrict or tighten.
This impairs blood flow to a healing surgical site, and has been shown without doubt to increase risk for healing complications.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

tobacco smoking inhibits wound healing and should be stopped around the time of surgery.
If it is for a bone healing surgery, tobacco use can cause the bones to not heal. So STOP!!!

In brief: Yes

tobacco smoking inhibits wound healing and should be stopped around the time of surgery.
If it is for a bone healing surgery, tobacco use can cause the bones to not heal. So STOP!!!
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Always before surgery and after. Two weeks before and four after to improve healing.
And while at it. Just stop all together. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Yes

Always before surgery and after. Two weeks before and four after to improve healing.
And while at it. Just stop all together. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Absolutely

Both before and permanently after the surgery.
Smoking limits the blood supply to the affected area and delays healing to say nothing about all the other negative things it does. Please stop.

In brief: Absolutely

Both before and permanently after the surgery.
Smoking limits the blood supply to the affected area and delays healing to say nothing about all the other negative things it does. Please stop.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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