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Table 1 Comparison of the length of PTT tendon and the length needed for transfer

From: Posterior tibialis tendon transfer via the circumtibial route: a cadaveric limb analysis

Height of level (cm) Length (cm) D ab−ac p D ab−ad p D ab−ae p
ab ac ad ae
3 9.2 ± 2.1 9.8 ± 1.7 10.1 ± 2.3 10.8 ± 1.4 0.6 ± 2.4 0.022* 0.9 ± 2.1 0.013* 1.6 ± 1.7 0.005*
4 10.2 ± 2.1 10.3 ± 2.0 10.5 ± 1.9 11.4 ± 2.2 0.1 ± 0.2 0.13 0.3 ± 1.1 0.021* 1.2 ± 1.8 0.0089*
5 11.2 ± 2.1 10.1 ± 2.3 10.7 ± 2.5 11.1 ± 1.7 −1.1 ± 1.0 0.017* −0.5 ± 1.7 0.020* −0.1 ± 0.8 0.026*
6 12.2 ± 2.1 10.4 ± 2.8 11.5 ± 1.6 11.9 ± 2.0 −1.8 ± 1.4 0.009* −0.7 ± 2.4 0.015* −0.3 ± 1.3 0.010*
7 13.2 ± 2.1 10.9 ± 1.9 12.1 ± 1.4 12.8 ± 2.3 −2.3 ± 1.8 0.007* −1.1 ± 1.3 0.023* −0.4 ± 1.7 0.019*
8 14.2 ± 2.1 12.8 ± 1.3 13.1 ± 1.9 13.5 ± 2.1 −1.4 ± 2.2 0.019* −1.1 ± 1.9 0.009* −0.7 ± 0.6 0.031*
9 15.2 ± 2.1 13.1 ± 2.0 13.5 ± 1.6 14.0 ± 2.5 −2.1 ± 1.7 0.012* −1.7 ± 2.1 0.014* −1.2 ± 2.0 0.024*
10 16.2 ± 2.1 13.5 ± 2.1 14.3 ± 2.6 14.7 ± 1.1 −2.7 ± 1.9 0.016* −1.9 ± 2.3 0.012* −1.5 ± 1.8 0.019*
11 17.2 ± 2.1 14.1 ± 2.3 14.9 ± 1.8 15.2 ± 1.3 −3.1 ± 1.4 0.005* −2.3 ± 2.6 0.006* −2.0 ± 2.3 0.008*
  1. *Significance (p < 0.05), ab compared with ac, ad, and ae. Dab-ac, Dab-ad, and Dab-ae stand for the length of ab minus ac, ad, and ae, respectively.