AAHKS Amplified logoThe discussion in this episode covers the long-term impact of smoking cessation before TJA and how it can be successful. This topic was presented at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting, read the abstract.


  1. Working with patients as a team in preoperative optimization helps encourage them to quit smoking and not take it up again
  2. Majority of surveyed patients did not use quit aids – the need for surgery may have been aid enough
  3. Technology use in pre- and postop follow up has led to better outcomes – may be useful in smoking cessation as well

In This Episode

Stefano A. Bini, MD
Daxton Steele, MD
James R. Hall, MD
Timothy S. Brown, MD