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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in the meta-analysis

From: The 3-dimensional miniplate is more effective than the standard miniplate for the management of mandibular fractures: a meta-analysis

Study Year Country N (3D/Standard) Design Infection Malocclusion Hardware failure Nonunion/malunion Wound dehiscence Paresthesia Location (anterior, symphysis, parasymphysis) The size of the steel plate
Al-Moraissi 2015 Yemen 20 (10/10) RCT 1/0 NR 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 Mandibular angle fracture 8 hole
Agarwal 2014 India 80 (40/40) RCT 2/0 NR 0/0 NR NR 0/0 Symphysis, Parasymphysis NA
Sehgal 2014 India 30 (15/15) RCT 0/0 6/9 NR 0/0 NR NR Condyle, Symphysis, Parasymphysis, Body, Angle 4 hole
Sadhwani 2013 India 28 (14/14) RCT 0/1 0/2 NR 0/0 NR 0/0 Symphysis, Parasymphysis, Angle 4 hole, 6 hole
Vineeth. 2013 India 20 (10/10) RCT 0/2 2/5 0/1 NR NR 2/1 Mandibular angle fracture 4 hole, 6 hole, 8 hole
Xue 2013 USA 11 (5/6) RCT 0/0 NR 0/1 0/0 0/0 NR Mandibular angle fracture 10 hole
Malhotra 2012 India 20 (10/10) RCT 1/2 1/3 NR 0/0 NR NR Symphysis, Parasymphysis, body, Angle
angle region indicated
4 hole
Singh 2012 India 50 (25/25) RCT 2/3 NR 1/0 NR NR 4/5 Symphysis, Parasymphysis, Angle 6 hole
Jain 2010 India 40 (20/20) RCT 2/0 NR NR NR 0/0 NR Symphysis, Parasymphysis, Body, Angle 4 hole, 6 hole, 8 hole
Barde 2014 India 40 (20/20) PCS 2/3 1/4 NR NR 0/3 1/1 Mandibular anterior fractures 4 hole
Moore 2013 USA 104 (72/32) RCS 2/0 NR 2/6 3/1 1/0 NR Mandibular angle fracture 8 hole
Guy, W. M. 2013 USA 90 (68/22) RCS 3/2 2/2 1/1 3/0 4/2 1/1 Parasymphysis, Body, Angle, Ramus, Condyle, Coronoid process NA
Hofer 2012 Germany 60 (30/30) RCS 0/3 NR 0/2 0/0 0/3 NR Mandibular angle fracture 6 hole
  1. M male, F female, RCT randomized controlled trial, PCS prospective controlled study, RCS retrospective controlled study, NR not reported