According to the CDC, cigarette or tobacco smoking remains the number one cause of preventable illness, disability, and death in the US. In fact, over 16 million Americans currently suffer from a chronic disease as a result of long-term smoking.
Besides causing significant damage to the organs, smoking can also affect the outcome and impede the recovery of patients undergoing surgical procedures. One good example is how smoking can complicate and reduce the success rate of knee replacement surgery.
Learn more about the how’s and why’s as our board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Imad Tarabishy discusses it below.
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