The Effect of Smoking on Short-Term Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.


BACKGROUND Total joint arthroplasty is the most frequently performed orthopaedic procedure in the United States. The purpose of the present study was to identify differences in thirty-day morbidity and mortality following primary total hip and total knee arthroplasty according to smoking status and pack-year history of smoking. METHODS We queried the… (More)
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01016


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