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Table 1 Results of biomechanical testing and statistical analysis of biomechanical data

From: Comparison of two different ways to apply a circular plaster cast for distal radius fractures: biomechanical study

  Prototype N Mean Median Standard deviation Minimum Maximum P value Result
Tensile strength (N) S 5 2195.38 2182.20 581.81 1371.80 2913.70 0.021 Statistically significant (S stronger)
C 5 1273.38 1315.00 282.72 974.40 1674.00
Total 10 1734.38 1522.90 649.70 974.40 2913.70
Maximum deflection (mm) S 5 32.27 33.30 4.16 25.74 37.20 0.01
C 5 14.18 14.04 5.76 6.21 21.44
Total 10 23.22 23.59 10.65 6.21 37.20
  1. S circumferential casting with a splint group, C circumferential casting alone group, N number of prototypes tested