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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study

From: 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

Inclusion Exclusion
Symptomatic bunion with radiographic correlates Operations on the symptomatic foot in the past
Patients aged 40-79 BMI> 32
Female fertile patients: obligate practice of two different secure contraceptive methods Pregnancy or lactation
Normal function of the lower extremity Neurological pathologies
  Bone mineral density abnormalities (e.g. radiographic detected bone cysts in the first ray, manifested osteoporosis)
  Allergies against study products (components of the screws)
  Substitution of magnesia or manifested hepato-renal diseases with possibel resulting bone mineral density abnormalities
  Participation in other studies 30 days before the start of this study and during the participation in this study