When a vitamin D deficiency complicates bunion surgery
from Podiatry Today
The importance of vitamin D in bone health has long been established. Consequently, a lack of vitamin D in the diet or lack of sun exposure may lead to serious health problems such as osteomalacia, rickets, certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease and even mortality risk in women. Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency and its known consequences are a global concern. With a look at the current research, Matthew Claxton offers insights on addressing the bone healing issues resulting from vitamin D deficiency in a 19-year-old patient with bunions.
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