Smoking Associated with Fracture Nonunion, Longer Healing Times

Smokers also at higher risk for soft-tissue complications

Maureen Leahy

Study data presented at the AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting revealed that smoking is associated with increased nonunion rates, longer healing times, and higher rates of wound complications in long-bone fractures.

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