Figure 5.

Model of dynamic of suture tension in skin showing measured tension strength within the suture loop (solid blue), and estimate (fitted model according to formula above; solid red) for the course of tension between P1 and Pplat, assuming a final plateau and a constant rate for declination; relation of the fitted model with the measured curve is indicated by Pearson's correlation coefficient r. P0 = peak suture tension, P1 = transition to the constant declining phase, Pplat = suture tension of the constant plateau (mean ± SD).

Klink et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-36
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