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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 2 Comparison of functional outcomes between groups

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

VariableGroup Mg (n = 23)Group Ti (n = 25)p-Value
AOFAS (score ± SD)93.7 ± 8.890.0 ± 10.70.161a
OA grading  0.074b
 Grade 02117
 Grade 116
 Grade 202
 Grade 310
Implant removal n (%)0 (0%)5 (20%)0.031b
  1. AOFAS American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, OA osteoarthritis, Mg magnesium, Ti titanium
  2. aMann–Whitney test
  3. bchi-squared test