Is it worth discriminating against patients who smoke? A systematic literature review on the effects of tobacco use in foot and ankle surgery

Source:  The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 2017 56(3) 594–99

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Date of publication:  May–June 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  46 articles on different aspects of foot and ankle surgery met the criteria to be included in the study.  Many procedures were associated with negative outcomes, but those not involving osseous unions did not appear to have negative outcomes associated with smoking.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement:  The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery

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