New study links Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and children’s risk for severe forearm fractures

Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MDChildren who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented by pediatric orthopedic surgeon Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD, at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). This is the first report that shows the important link between low vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy events such as falling off a bike or falling while running.

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