Dangers of Smoking in Johnson City TN

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This study is an important reminder about the dangers of smoking for anyone including those of us in Johnson City when it comes to bone and connecting tissue health. This is especially important if you are already in a high risk group for osteoporosis. Also, If your having any kind of surgery make sure to at least quit temporarily beforehand.

The Musculoskeletal Effects of Cigarette Smoking

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 05/03/2013 Clinical Article Lee JJ et al. 

Cigarette smoking decreases bone mineral density and increases the risk of sustaining a fracture or tendon injury, with partial reversibility of these risks with long-term cessation of smoking. Cigarette smoking increases the risk for perioperative complications, nonunion and delayed union of fractures, infection, and soft-tissue and wound-healing complications. Brief preoperative cessation of smoking may mitigate these perioperative risks. Informed-consent discussions should include notification of the higher risk of perioperative complications with cigarette smoking and the benefits of temporary cessation of smoking.

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