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Well, the first two are really correct in saying that if you continue the snuff you could risk the fused bones not healing properly although that isn't the case with everyone. You could try Chantix which is fairly effective in getting people off nicotine.
can you tell me how much of a risk it is percentage wise? do most patients who use tobacco heal ok most of the time? or is it a huge risk to have the surgery while using tobacco? thank you very much
There's about a 40% incidence of some problem with fusion in nicotine users, so the risk is not a small one.
the dr that said he will do the surgery and it is not a risk, why would he say that? is he confident in his ability to overcome risks or should i just not have him do the surgery? sorry for so many follow up questions this is last one
how long does it take after i have stopped using before it is not a risk? i am going to try the chantix. thank you for answering all the questions.