CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(01): 069-072
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbo.2017.10.005
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Minimal Trauma Fractures[*]

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Nilo Devigili Júnior
1  Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Luiza Botega
1  Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Simony dos Reis Segovia da Silva Back
2  Laboratório Santé, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Willian Nandi Stipp
3  Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
3  Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Publication History

25 August 2017

19 October 2017

Publication Date:
01 March 2019 (online)

Abstract

Objective

To analyze the serum 25-hidroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in patients with minimal trauma fractures, and to verify the profile of these patients and their main fractures.

Methods

Cross-sectional study in which blood samples were obtained from 40 patients with minimal trauma fracture to evaluate their 25(OH)D levels. Variables analyzed: fracture type; age; sex; Vitamin D supplementation; smoking habits; exercise; sunscreen use.

Results

A total of 29 (72.5%) patients presented with 25(OH)D deficiency, 10 (25%) had insufficiency, and only 1 (2.5%) had sufficient levels. The patients who used vitamin D supplementation had 25(OH)D levels (24.8 ± 12.75) that were significantly (p = 0.048) higher than those who did not use it. In addition, patients who practiced exercise 2 to 3 times a week obtained a medium concentration of 25(OH)D (22.5 ± 6.08 ng/mL) significantly (p = 0.042) higher compared with those who did not exercise (15.5 ± 7.25 ng/mL).

Conclusion

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was 72.5%; those patients who exercised 2 to 3 times a week and those who used vitamin D supplementation had higher levels of vitamin D.

* Work developed at the Universidade de Santa Catarina e Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brazil.