<b>Bad Time for Smoking</b> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Smokers shouldn't neglect the information about their habit while visiting orthopedists. Probably they would have to wear plaster a little bit longer. <div style="text-align:center"><img src="/img_news/smoking_fracture.jpg" style="border:0;width:500px;height:319px" alt="Bad Time for Smoking" /></div>