International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

A Study on Prevalence of Vitamin - D3 Deficiency in Elderly Patients Coming With Proximal Femur Fracture in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Abu Bakkar Siddique | Anshuman Dutta [3] | Vikash Agarwala [3] | Tridip Bharali [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in elderly populations and house bound patients. Deficiency of vitamin D3 causes mineralisation defects, proximal muscles weakness which leads to proximal femur fracture and fractures atother sites. Materials and Methods: 92 cases of proximal femur factures satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria were evaluated for serum vit - D3 levels, between 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022 at Silchar Medical College& hospital, Silchar, Assam. Vitamin D levels between 21 ng/ml and 29 ng/ml are considered insufficient, while those below 20 ng/ml are considered deficient.4 Result: In Intertrochanteric femur fracture out of 36 patients, 26 (72.2%) have VitD3 deficiency; 3 (8.3%) have VitD3 insufficiency & 7 (19.5%) have normal VitD3 value. In Neck femur fracture out of 27 patients, 19 (70.4%) have VitD3 deficiency; 3 (11.1%) have VitD3 insufficiency & 5 (18.5%) have normal VitD3 value. In Subtrochanteric femur fracture out of 4 patients, 3 (75%) have VitD3 deficiency; & 1 (25%) have normal VitD3 value. Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are high in elderly patients with low - energy hip fractures with female preponderance and only 18.5 % of patients shows normal blood vitamin D levels (among female only 1.96% shows normal level).

Keywords: Vitamin - D Deficiency, Mineralisation, Proximal Femur Fracture, Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture, Neck Femur Fracture, Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 635 - 640

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