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2. Don't Smoke

Smoking is bad in general. However, in this case, it spells an even worse disaster for your recovery from total hip replacement. By inhaling nicotine, you expose yourself to many harmful substances. Some of these destroy connective tissue. This property is particularly detrimental to the recovery process. If that tissue is somehow weakened, your hip won't be able to heal well. Quitting smoking is no small step. Get the help you need and don't risk any subsequent complications on your road to recovery. After a total hip replacement, health is of the utmost importance.

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