Stop Smoking

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Stop Smoking

A paper presented at 2007 OTA meeting, a paper entitled “managing acute infectious after ORIF with hardware in place” stated that a 69% of fracture healed with hardware in place after soft tissue debridement and suppressive antibiotics.  A big subgroup of smokers should be noted. Smokers who had infection with retained hardware had high a risk of failure when the hardware was left in. They also had problems when the hardware was removed. Patients should be advised to stop smoking.

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