The role of vitamin C in orthopedic practices

Vitamin C in Orthopedic




Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is a significant antioxidant that has been widely used in the orthopedics community. Vitamin C's involvement in bone and tendon physiology, joint replacement, and postoperative pain are all being studied in current research. The majority of research, both in the lab and on humans, links vitamin C consumption to better tendon repair and bone health. The use of vitamin C to enhance functional results, reduce postoperative pain, and avoid complex regional pain syndrome after orthopedic surgeries is somewhat supported by recent research. Investigations are also ongoing about the perioperative usage of vitamin C in individuals undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. All things considered, high-quality human trials are required to verify whether vitamin C can enhance the results of orthopedic surgeries and to establish the ideal dosage and mode of administration to optimize its suggested advantages. This review's objectives were to provide an overview of vitamin C's use in orthopedic procedures and suggest possible research topics.




How to Cite

Yiğit, Şeyhmus. (2023). The role of vitamin C in orthopedic practices: Vitamin C in Orthopedic. Ulus Medical Journal, 1(3), 74–82.



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