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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery

Advisor

Thomas Colletti, DHSc, PA-C

Abstract

  • 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.

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