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Smoking and Healing



Will smoking hinder the healing of crushed bones in the thumb and amputation of index finger? Why?


Yes, smoking harms blood flow and immune function. Many surgeons now refuse to do elective surgeries if patients refuse to quit smoking. 

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Rob  Crane, MD Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University