Effect of smoking cessation intervention on results of acute fracture surgery: a randomized controlled trial

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Abstract

Tobacco smoking is a major health and economic concern and is also known to have a significant negative effect on surgical outcomes. The benefits of a smoking cessation intervention prior to elective orthopaedic surgery have been evaluated previously. Our aim was to assess whether a smoking cessation program, initiated during the acute hospitalization period and carried out for six weeks, could reduce the number of complications following emergency surgical treatment of fractures.

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  • Bispebjerg Hospital
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  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1342
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume92
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes