Thomas Colletti, DHSc, PA-C
- The purpose of this article is to determine if Vitamin D is an effective modifiable nutritional marker to predict postoperative risks and outcomes for prosthetic joint infection.
- There is evidence-based research to demonstrate the positive correlation of hypovitaminosis D as a modifiable nutritional marker to decrease the incidence of prosthetic joint infection.
- Hypovitaminosis D is linked to many health issues. In patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery, hypovitaminosis D appears to be linked with prosthetic joint infections.
Spinney E. Vitamin D as a Preoperative Clinical Predictor for Prosthetic Joint Infection. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2020; 2(1).
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