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ACE Report #5348
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Magnesium-based, degradable screws have similar outcomes to nondegradable, titanium screws

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Biodegradable magnesium-based screw clinically equivalent to titanium screw in hallux valgus surgery: short term results of the first prospective, randomized, controlled clinical pilot study

Biomed Eng Online. 2013 Jul 3;12:62. doi: 10.1186/1475-925X-12-62

Contributing Authors: H Windhagen K Radtke A Weizbauer J Diekmann Y Noll U Kreimeyer R Schavan C Stukenborg-Colsman H Waizy

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26 patients with hallux valgus and undergoing chevron osteotomy were randomized to be treated with either standard titanium, nondegradable compression screws, or with a magnesium-based degradable compression screws. The purpose was to determine and compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of the newly developed MAGNEZIX screw. The outcomes after 6 months indicated that there were no signific...

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