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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Surgical treatment of zygomatic bone fracture using two points fixation versus three point fixation-a randomised prospective clinical trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Patients with isolated, laterally displaced Zygomatic bone fracture determined on clinical and radiographic findings (Waters' view, Caldwell's posterior-anterior view). Patients with zygomatic bone fracture displaced in other directions but more than 15 days old. Intra-oral approach Comminuted zygomatic bone fracture Gun shot injuries Medically unfit for surgery, who are unfit to undergo General Anesthesia as evident from pre operative anesthetic evaluation Infected fractures Pathological fractures Open fracture extra-oral approach
Age between 14 and 60 missing operability foreseeable missing opportunity of follow-up examination
Written informed consent pregnancy, heart-, pulmonal-, liver- and kidney disease, chronic pain syndrom nursing, drug addiction, recent operations, and diseases like heart, metabolism, CNS, infectious, circulation, systemic, malignant and immune system affecting diseases as well as blood coagulation disorders and allergic reactions to pharmaceuticals and antibiotics