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Table 1 Technique used for suturing Achilles tendon in the different experimental groups

From: Suturing Achilles tendon and mesh simultaneously in augmented repair resists gap formation foremost: an experimental study

Technique applied Group
Control group—intact tendon 1
4/0 PDS 3-LP suture only 2
4/0 PDS 3-LP suture and mesh sutured over the repair using simple interrupted sutures 3
4/0 PDS 3-LP suture suturing tendon and mesh cut and laid on the tendon ends while being held reduced 4
  1. PDS polydioxanone, 3-LP 3-loop pulley