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Title: Low Vitamin D Status Does Not Adversely Affect Short-Term Functional Outcome After Total Hip Arthroplasty
Authors: Aasis Unnanuntana
Anas Saleh
Joseph T. Nguyen
Thomas P. Sculco
Charles N. Cornell
Carol A. Mancuso
Joseph M. Lane
Mahidol University
Hospital for Special Surgery - New York
Weill Cornell Medical College
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2013
Citation: Journal of Arthroplasty. Vol.28, No.2 (2013)
Abstract: We prospectively measured functional performances (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, Short Form-36, 2-minute walk test, and timed get-up-and-go test) of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and had serum vitamin D levels tested during the preoperative evaluation. Of 219 patients, 102 (46.6%) had low vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D. <. 30 ng/mL). Low vitamin D status did not adversely affect short-term function at 6 weeks after THA. In addition, there was no association between serum vitamin D levels and the within-patient changes of scores of each outcome measurement. Because this 6-week period is generally adequate to correct vitamin D deficiency, orthopedic surgeons can safely perform THA without delay. Nevertheless, because vitamin D deficiency impairs bone quality, patients with low vitamin D levels should be treated once identified. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN: 15328406
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