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Table 2 Selection criteria for review

From: Antibiotic prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery: a systematic review of the literature

Inclusion Criteria for Studies:
 • International studies exploring perioperative antibiotic use and subsequent postoperative infection rates and complications in elective foot and ankle surgery
 • Studies analysing the effect of IV, IM and oral antibiotic prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery
 • Studies analysing the effect of tourniquet application in conjunction with antibiotic prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery
 • Studies published in English
 • Studies published between 1990 and 2018
Exclusion Criteria for Studies:
 • Studies which included more proximal lower limb procedures in their methodology or findings e.g. knee or hip surgery
 • Studies outside the date range
 • Studies which included specific patient cohorts only e.g. Type 1 diabetics only