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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

From: Bioabsorbable magnesium screw versus conventional titanium screw fixation for medial malleolar fractures

VariableGroup Mg (n = 23)Group Ti (n = 25)p-Value
Age (years ± SD)37.9 ± 17.745.0 ± 15.70.110a
Sex (M/F)16/714/110.252b
Side (R/L)9/1414/110.190b
Herscovici classification (n)  0.500b
 Type B1212
 Type C1113
Associated fractures (n)  0.470b
 Lateral malleolus69
 Lateral and posterior malleolus25
 Posterior malleolus21
Follow-up (months)  0.869a
 Mean months ± SD24.7 ± 12.024.6 ± 9.1
 Range (min–max)12–5312–40
  1. M Male, F female, R right, L left, Mg magnesium, Ti titanium
  2. aMann–Whitney test
  3. bchi-squared test