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Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Todd Woltman
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: Yes
Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict causing less oxygen flow to the areas of the body that need the oxygen for healing after a surgery.

In brief: Yes
Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict causing less oxygen flow to the areas of the body that need the oxygen for healing after a surgery.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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