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Vitamin D Deficiency and Bone Fractures

When WIS-TV news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank broke her foot while running, she learned that a Vitamin D deficiency can lead to an increased risk for bone fractures. She visited Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine at Lexington Medical Center to talk to Dr. David Lee about it. Watch what she learned in the story below. It will help you to keep your bones strong.


Here are a few notes from Dr. Lee.
~Sunlight increases Vitamin D in our bodies. In fact, 15 to 20 minutes of sunshine per day help the body to produce enough Vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.
~Patients who do not have enough Vitamin D in their system have softer bones.
~The body needs Vitamin D to help the calcium reach its full bone-building potential.
~Vitamin D helps to regulate your body’s absorption of calcium.
~Doctors recommend 200 – 400 units of Vitamin D daily. People over the age of 70 need more.
~A blood test can determine your Vitamin D levels.
~Some doctors believe a level below 30 can increase your risk of fracture.

For more information about Dr. David Lee and Southeastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, visit SEOrthopaedic.com

Pain in the Knee? Helpful Points for Your Joints

Dr. David Lee of Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, an LMC physician practice, was a guest on WLTX to talk about knee problems. In the video below, he explains the anatomy of the knee and what factors lead to a patient needing knee replacement.

Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine offers comprehensive care for all of your orthopedic needs. You can learn more about the services the practice offers by visiting their website here.