Perioperative smoking cessation improved outcomes in TJA patients who quit smoking

Source:  Healio Orthopedics Today

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Date of publication: March 17th 2017

Publication type: Audiovisual

In a nutshell: This video clip discusses a pilot study of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) who were enrolled on a perioperative smoking cessation programme. The presenter found that patients completing the smoking cessation programme before TJA were more likely to give up smoking. Patients undergoing a total knee replacement who completed the smoking cessation programme appeared to have a decrease in adverse events.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 14-18, 2017; San Diego

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