Bad Time for Smoking
Recently the annual meeting of AAOS (The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) took place and there were published the data regarding fracture healing in different cases and situations.
According to the physicians if patient was diagnosed acute fracture one is better not to smoke during the period of recovery. Smoking cigarettes is undesirable until broken bones knit well.
Smoking can slow down the recovery process. Moreover, it increases the risk of malunion. The period of fracture healing among smokers is 25-32 weeks.
Smokers shouldn't neglect the information about their habit while visiting orthopedists. Probably they would have to wear plaster a little bit longer.