Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among children with upper extremity fractures.

  title={Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among children with upper extremity fractures.},
  author={Jeremy R James and Patrick A Massey and Anne M. Hollister and Eric M Greber},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={33 2},
BACKGROUND Recent publications show a high rate of hypovitaminosis D among children in general as well as among children with fractures. 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were analyzed from hospital records to determine the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D, with the goal of using that information in fracture management and nutritional counseling. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 213 children with upper extremity fractures that were treated during a 14-month period. For 181 of those… CONTINUE READING
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