Cigarette smoking increases complications following fracture: A systematic review

Smoking has been suggested to increase the rate of perioperative complications including soft-tissue complications, to decrease the rate of fracture union, and to prolong healing time. The purpose of our study was to systematically evaluate and analyze the literature regarding the relationship between smoking and healing following operative treatment of long-bone fractures.

Smoking has been suggested to increase the rate of perioperative complications including soft-tissue complications, to decrease the rate of fracture union, and to prolong healing time. The purpose of our study was to systematically evaluate and analyze the literature regarding the relationship between smoking and healing following operative treatment of long-bone fractures.

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Cigarette smoking increases complications following fracture: A systematic review