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A Foot & Ankle Centers, PC Newsletter

 
Foot & Ankle Centers, PC

DR. WILLIAM A.  COHEN
 
4230 Harding Pike
Suite 202
Nashville, TN  37205
615.662.6676
  

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Ingrown toenails are very common and can be extremely painful.  Be sure and treat them quickly, especially if they are infected.  If left untreated they can lead to serious complications.  The good news is there is a quick in-office procedure that can permanently eliminate the ingrown toenail from recurring.
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June, 2015
                       


We'd like to wish you a very enjoyable Father's Day this month!  

Take care,
Dr. Cohen 
and

The Staff of Foot & Ankle Centers

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Smoking and Bone Healing - 

5 Surgical Risks Smokers Take 

We all know the obvious dangers of smoking: lung cancer and cardiovascular health issues. But, what many don't know is that it can also cause serious complications and affect patients' healing time after surgery. New studies focused on the effects smoking has on bone healing after surgery reveal that smokers take nearly 50 percent longer to heal and often suffer side-effects such as: 

  • Non-union, or failure of the bone to mend 
  • Longer healing time
  • Blood clotting
  • Wounds that break open
  • Greater risk of infections doctor_patient.jpg

If you do smoke and are facing surgery, our office recommends: 

  • Quit smoking, even if it's just for a few weeks before and after surgery. 
  • If the surgery is an emergency and you don't have weeks in advance to prepare and quit, then at least quit for the weeks following surgery so you can heal better. 
  • Educate yourself. Oftentimes, smokers who realize the negative side-effects of the habit can form a non-smoking habit and maintain it.

*Source: acfas.org


Father's Day Nail Special!

 

smiling-breakfast-man.jpg Get 20% OFF any
men's manicure or pedicure!

 

Offer expires 6/30/15. Does not apply to prior purchases.

Please mention special when making appointment.