Vitamin D in Orthopaedics

Chad M. Patton*, Amy P. Powell, Alpesh A. Patel

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Vitamin D is an important component in musculoskeletal development, maintenance, and function. Adequate levels of vitamin D correlate with greater bone mineral density, lower rates of osteoporotic fractures, and improved neuromuscular function. Debate exists about both adequate levels required and intake requirements needed to prevent deficiency of vitamin D. Epidemiologic data have identified an increasing number of orthopaedic patients at risk for vitamin D deficiency, with potentially widespread consequences for bone healing, risk of fracture, and neuromuscular function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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