Effects of Smoking After Hip Replacement Operation

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Personal Injury

Total hip replacement surgery usually requires the removal and replacing of the diseased hip bone with a man made hip part. In 2010, the DePuy Hip recall was later incited by Johnson & Johnson because of their product’s higher-than-normal failure rate, which resulted nearly 12 percent of patients to require corrective surgery. Moreover, smoking is possibly one of the contributing conditions that affects to the higher-than-normal rate of hip replacements, health specialists said.

A potential increased risk of blood clot may develop in the leg following hip replacement surgery. The lungs are at risk once blood clots find its way to it. Smoking increases the chance of these clots forming. Smoking may somehow lowers the quantity of oxygen that journeys to the cells of your surgical cut. As a result, your wound may heal more slowly and is more likely to become infected. All smokers carry an increased risk for heart and lung problems. Even when your hip replacement surgery goes smoothly, it places more demand on your body, heart, and lungs.

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regenexx.com/2011/09/smoking-with-a-hip-or-knee-replacement-deadly-decision/
osteoarthritis.about.com/b/2012/05/19/smoking-hikes-risk-of-knee-and-hip-replacement-failure-in-arthritis-patients.htm
greenliveforever.com/healthy-news/general-news/smoking-worsening-outcomes-complications-joint-replacement-surgery-hip-knee