Are Stress Fractures Associated with Vitamin D Insufficiency?

Research Paper Title

Femoral and Tibial Stress Fractures Associated with Vitamin D Insufficiency.

Abstract

The researchers describe a case highlighting the need to consider hypovitaminosis-D when investigating background causation and treatment of femoral and tibial stress fractures.

The case also suggests that prescribing calcium and vitamin D supplementation may help with fracture healing in soldiers presenting with stress fractures who may have unrecognised hypovitaminosis-D which if left untreated may delay fracture healing.

Reference

Inklebarger, J., Griffin, M., Taylor, M.J.D. & Dembry, R.B. (2014) Femoral and Tibial Stress Fractures Associated with Vitamin D Insufficiency. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps160, pp.61-63. doi:10.1136/jramc-2013-000085.

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