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.
"Vitamin D as a Preoperative Clinical Predictor for Prosthetic Joint Infection,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2
, Article 45.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol2/iss1/45
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