Tag Archives: fracture

Possible misdiagnosis leads to baby taken from parents

A baby was taken from home when a doctor claimed fractures were caused by child abuse. Now, some experts believe vitamin D deficiency and a rare genetic disorder may be to blame.

Comment on USTSPF drafted research plan

Amber Tovey provides feedback on the USPSTF drafted research plan for vitamin D and fracture risk in the general public.

Is vitamin D supplementation a cost-effective treatment?

Two recent studies investigated the economic benefit of vitamin D supplementation in orthopedic trauma patients and pregnant women.

New study finds low vitamin D levels linked with increased risk of stress fractures

A recent study supports maintaining a vitamin D status of at least 40 ng/ml to protect against stress fractures, especially in active individuals.

Dr. Cannell on the treatment of osteoporosis, its complications and silicon

Dr. Cannell discusses multiple studies that have found vitamin D, among other vitamins and minerals, especially silicon, may help osteoporosis and its complications.

Low vitamin D levels linked with higher risk of non-traumatic fractures during menopausal transition

A recent study suggests that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fractures among women during the menopausal transition.

Does wintertime hip fracture surgery increase risk of hip replacement?

Research continues to show that seasonality influences risk of certain conditions. Recently, this same relationship was found to exist for risk of hip replacements.

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Would a vitamin D prescription strategy help prevent hip fractures and cut down on public costs?

Researchers in the United Kingdom recently created a model to estimate that prescribing vitamin D for prevention of hip fractures could reduce annual public costs by $37 million.

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Long-term low vitamin D levels are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women

According to a new cohort study presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, vitamin D levels are associated with fracture risk.