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Will smoking affect how long it takes for my ankle fracture to heal?

8 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Anything that interferes with blood circulation will slow down healing.

In brief: Yes.

Anything that interferes with blood circulation will slow down healing.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Higher Risk

Smoking can have an affect on the healing of this or any fracture.
Many studies demonstrate that smokers are at higher risk for delayed or nonunion of a fracture.

In brief: Higher Risk

Smoking can have an affect on the healing of this or any fracture.
Many studies demonstrate that smokers are at higher risk for delayed or nonunion of a fracture.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Smoking

The nicotine in the cigarette, gum, or patch slowls down or stops bone healing.

In brief: Smoking

The nicotine in the cigarette, gum, or patch slowls down or stops bone healing.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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In brief: YES!

See above.......STOP!

In brief: YES!

See above.......STOP!
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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