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Association of vitamin D deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and heterotopic ossification in spinal cord injury

Christina V. Oleson, MD, et al.

Persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency, abnormalities in parathyroid hormone, and heterotopic bone formation. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among these conditions. We studied 96 patients with SCI and found an increased risk of elevated parathyroid hormone with deficient vitamin D. Furthermore, the presence of elevated parathyroid hormone led to risk of heterotopic bone formation. Abnormal bone formation in joints such as the hip or knee can contribute to pain and decreased mobility in patients with SCI.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0206

Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
   Pages 1177 — 1186


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Oleson CV, Seidel BJ, Zhan T. Association of vitamin D
deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and heterotopic ossification in spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(9):1177–86.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0206
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