Does vitamin D deficiency (VDD) increase the risk of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) in patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures?

Authors: Andrew Battenberg, Kier Blevins

RECOMMENDATION: Unknown. VDD may increase the risk of subsequent SSIs and/or PJIs in patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures by diminishing vitamin D-mediated innate and adaptive immune responses.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 82%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 13% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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G20