The contribution of Vitamin D on the Rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Newer Data

  • Vlachos C
  • Vlamis J
  • Pneumaticos S G
Keywords: Spinal Cord injury (SCI), chronic SCI, Vitamin D, 25(OH)Vit D, SCI Rehabilitation


The metabolism and actions of vitamin D in human body are nowadays under intensive investigation. Even if a lot are known about its role in the general population, a few are acquainted as for vitamin’s D effects on people who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI). Low mobility, poor nutritional supply and the accompanied coherences of SCI individuals makes them predominant for vitamin D deficiency in comparison to able-bodied people. The so far available studies suggest that the decreased vitamin’s D status probably have a negative action mainly on musculoskeletal system but also on cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine system, leading to difficulties on patients attempt for rehabilitation and return to everyday activities.


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Author Biographies

Vlachos C

3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece

Vlamis J

3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece

Pneumaticos S G

3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece


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