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Table 2 Comparisons of continuous variables of flap parameters between flaps that survived and flaps with partial necrosis

From: Utilisation of distally based sural fasciocutaneous flaps in lower extremity reconstruction: a single-centre experience with 88 paediatric patients

Parameters* Range Flaps that survived
(n = 80)
Flaps with partial necrosis
(n = 8)
U t P#
Pivot point site (above tip of lateral malleolus) (cm) 3.5–11.0 6.11 ± 1.52 6.19 ± 1.46 306.5   0.839#
Fascial pedicle (cm)
 Length 2.0–9.5 5.68 ± 1.46 5.06 ± 2.64 276.5   0.523#
 Width 2.5–5.0 3.75 ± 0.44 3.94 ± 0.18 244.0   0.205#
Skin island (cm)
 Length 5.0–17.0 9.58 ± 2.48 12.81 ± 2.14 91.0   0.001#
 Width 4.0–13.0 7.96 ± 1.85 8.50 ± 1.28 264.0   0.414#
Total length (cm) 10.0–24.0 15.25 ± 2.80 17.88 ± 3.69   2.468 0.016##
LWR value 2.5–6.0 4.09 ± 0.73 4.55 ± 0.94 235.0   0.217#
Dimension of skin island (cm2) 30.0–165.0 78.00 ± 32.23 108.44 ± 22.18 127.5   0.005#
  1. *The values are expressed as the mean ± SD
  2. # The Mann-Whitney U test
  3. ##t test