Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 13:58

“Doctor, I’m ready to have my knee replacement surgery, but I’m a smoker. Is it safe for me to continue smoking and have my surgery?”

Joint replacement surgeons often hear this question in their offices. Quitting smoking is one of the most critical things to do in preparation for hip or knee replacement surgery so that your surgery will be successful.

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