Smokers fare worse after knee surgery

NEW YORK, Sept 27: Smokers have worse outcomes after knee surgery than non-smokers, including less-complete healing and more surgical complications, according to a new analysis. Smoking has a profound effect on circulation, “so that means it even affects musculoskeletal healing,” said Dr. Kurt Spindler, an orthopedic surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, who wasn’t involved in the new research. (agencies)

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