"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Fix vitamin D prior 
to surgery

This article from The ClinicalAdvisor.com might be of interest to you if you (or a loved one) will be undergoing orthopedic surgery in the near future. The article discusses that insufficient levels of Vitamin D can impede bone healing post operatively. Note that the levels of "sufficiency" in this article are considered to be 30 ng/mL ---- my own phyisican prefers his patients to be at an optimal level of 70-100 ng/mL---as always, check with your health care practitioner.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Andrea, for this piece of information. I will post a link to your blog on the hip replacement support group forum to which I belong for those with upcoming surgery dates to read this information regarding supplementing prior to surgery.

    Cathy in CA