Smoking Cessation Support Before Hip & Knee Replacement
If you’re planning to have surgery at the Centegra Hip & Knee Replacement Center, our experts recommend that you stop smoking. Smoking can slow the recovery process and negatively affect the body’s ability to heal.
Smoking also reduces blood flow to the tissues that support your joints. Studies have shown that people who smoke are at a higher risk of infections and complications following surgery. Talk to your doctor about how smoking may impact your recovery from joint replacement surgery.
Centegra Health System and the American Cancer Society work together to provide Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Participants learn how to overcome tobacco addiction so they can enjoy better health.