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Smoking Increases Risk Of Post Operative Infection

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

Article ID: 669581, Released: 15-Feb-2017 4:30 PM EST, Source Newsroom: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Newswise — February 15, 2017 – For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery,