According to the recently conducted research by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, smoking cigarettes can impact the healing of bones suffering from fracture, dislocation, or any other complications.
Researchers have already proved that cigarette smoking causes various types of cancer and even heart diseases. The latest research findings are bad news for smokers suffering from bone related complications.
Dr Ed Humbert, who works as orthopedic surgeon with Lee Memorial Health System (Naples- Florida) was also a part of research team which studied the effects of smoking on patients suffering from various infections, and bone complications. He suggests that smoking can hamper healing of bones, wounds and various infections.
According to Dr Humbert, smoking somehow influences the supply of oxygen in the blood to various tissues and because of this, bones and wounds take more time to heal. Nonsmoker patient suffering from fractured bone took 20 weeks to recover, while smoker with similar kind of fracture took around 26 to 28 weeks to recover.
So, if you know someone who smokes cigarettes, and is suffering from complications related to bones and infections, you should definitely advice that person to stop smoking at least till he or she recovers from bone related complications.
By- Nitten Gokhaley
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