Thursday, November 24, 2011

More evidence, if any is needed, of the evils of smoking

Once again, Dr. Robert Brueck MD, Fort Myers plastic surgeon, offers blog news about a subject of medical importance

It is so surprising to still see so many people who smoke when new research brings to light complications due to smoking.

A recent article in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma showed that complications from surgical repair of ankle fractures was greater in smokers. Complications like infection were five times greater in smokers, compared to non-smokers.

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