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Table 3 Quality assessment of non-randomized studies using the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS)

From: Fusion versus fixation in complex comminuted C3-type tibial pilon fractures: a systematic review

Study Total MINORS Score Clearly Stated Aim Consecutive Patients Prospective Data Collection Appropriate Endpoint Unbiased Evaluation of Endpoint Appropriate Follow Up Loss to Follow Up Prospective Calculation of Sample Size Gold Standard Control Contemporary Groups Baseline Equivalence of Groups Statistical Analyses
Beaman and Gellman 12 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 0
Borens et al 11 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 0
Bozic et al 8 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 0
Grose et al 12 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 0
McCann et al 10 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 0
Morgan et al 7 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0
Sirkin et al 9 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 0
Zelle et al 11 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 0
Guan et al 9 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 0
Chen et al 12 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 0
Wang et al 9 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 0
Leonetti et al 12 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 0
Beckwitt et al.a 19 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 1 2
  1. aComparative study