Table 1 Summary of the eligibility criteria

From: Evidence-based uncertainty: do implant-related properties of titanium reduce the susceptibility to perioperative infections in clinical fracture management? A systematic review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
English language Duplicate studies
German language Studies investigating in only infectious behavior of titanium or stainless steel implants
Clinical studies Studies investigating in implants used for elective spinal and orthopaedic surgery
Titanium versus stainless steel implants in fracture treatment comparative studies Studies investigating in implants used for endoprosthesis
Susceptibility of implant material to infections clearly discussed Pathological fractures
  Studies investigating in implants used for trauma management in facial fractures