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Table 2 Biomechanical results for the different groups

From: Bunnell or cross-lock Bunnell suture for tendon repair? Defining the biomechanical role of suture pretension

Technique Initial gap force (N) 5-mm gap force (N) Maximum tensile strength (N) Elongation during cyclic load (mm)
Bunnell 61.3 ± 10.2 79.9 ± 12.3 145.5 ± 27.9 7.9 ± 3.4
Tensioned Bunnell 151 ± 20.5 128.5 ± 30.3 194 ± 11.8 4 ± 0.5
Cross-lock Bunnell 93.1 ± 15.4 116.9 ± 13.3 179.1 ± 23.7 5.6 ± 2.5
Tensioned Cross-lock Bunnell 149.9 ± 13.7 182.2 ± 22.7 192.8 ± 29.5 4.4 ± 1.5