Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Orthopedic Surgery Risk – Low Vitamin D

"A high rate of inadequate vitamin D levels in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery puts patients at risk for complications." "This study should serve as a wake-up call to orthopedists that vitamin D deficiency is widespread, not necessarily tied to age, sex, or background, and screening for it should be part of routine pre-surgical care for adults." 


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