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Hip Fracture – 5X more likely to have bad outcome if have less than 20 ng of vitamin D – Dec 2014

Serum Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and Functional Outcome in Older Patients with Hip Fracture.

J Arthroplasty. 2014 Dec 18. pii: S0883-5403(14)00949-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.12.018. [Epub ahead of print]
Wang XG1, Yang B1, Wang YH1, Cui LY1, Luo JP1.
1Department of Orthopedics, Henan Provincial People's Hospital (People's Hospital of Zhengzhou University), Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China.

The aim was to assess prognostic value of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OH D) levels in older Chinese patients with hip fracture. From June, 2012 to February, 2014, older patients with hip fracture were included. Serum 25(OH) D levels were measured at admission. The functional evaluation at the time of discharge was performed by the Barthel Index.
In the 66 patients with an unfavorable outcome, serum 25(OH) D levels were lower compared with those with a favorable outcome.
In multivariate analyses, there was an increased risk of unfavorable outcome associated with serum 25(OH) D levels ≤20 ng/ml (OR 5.25, 95% CI: 3.12-8.16). Our data supported an association between serum 25OH D levels at admission and short-term prognosis in Chinese older patients with hip fracture.

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID: 25603761

Vitamin D supplementation provides better outcome,
but MORE IMPORTANTLY, Vitamin D would greatly decrease the chance of hip fracture

See also VitaminDWiki

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