What are the effects of smoking, drugs and alcohol on hip replacement surgery?

Smoking, drinking excessively and taking recreational drugs can increase your risk to a number of surgical complications. This is why we advise you to cut back on alcohol, refrain from taking drugs and stop smoking well in advance of the operation. Most surgeons ask that you are smoke and nicotine-free for at least 6 weeks before and after hip replacement surgery.

Published: November 9th, 2020