Smoking is an Independent Risk Factor for Complications Following Open Rotator Cuff Repair.

Smoking is an Independent Risk Factor for Complications Following Open Rotator Cuff Repair. Phys Sportsmed. 2020 Apr 08;: Authors: Best MJ, Aziz KT, Nayar SK, Patten IS, Bansal A, Huish E, Srikumaran U Abstract Objectives: Smoking has been associated with poor cuff healing and worse long-term outcomes in patients undergoing rotator cuff repair. The effects of smoking on short-term complications following open rotator cuff repair are not well defined. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of smoking on 30-day outcomes following open rotator cuff repair.Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was used to identify patients who underwent open rotator cuff repair from 2011 to 2016. Patients who were current smokers (within 1 year prior to surgery) were identified and compared with nonsmokers. Demographic data and postoperative complications within 30 days were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regression was used isolate the effect of smoking on complications after surgery.Results: We identified 5,157 patients who underwent open rotator cuff repair, of which 18% (946 patients) were current smokers (within 1 year of surgery). Smokers were younger (54.4 years versus 61.5 years, P
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