Table 1

Characteristics of suture tension depending on the involved tissue

Liver (n = 6)

Skin (n = 6)

Stomach (n = 6)

Muscle (n = 6)

Small intestine (n = 6)


P0 in N

2.6 ± 1.6

2.2 ± 1.0

2.9 ± 1.8

2.0 ± 0.7

1.7 ± 0.6


P1 in N

1.6 ± 1.1

1.8 ± 0.9

2.3 ± 1.1

1.4 ± 0.6

1.4 ± 0.5


Pplat in N

0.9 ± 0.7

1.3 ± 0.6

1.3 ± 0.3

0.9 ± 0.4

0.9 ± 0.4


Decrease of tension in the RCP in %

34 ± 19

16 ± 10

18 ± 10

27 ± 17

17 ± 7


Estimated decrease of tension in the CDP per minute in %

8

8

15

15

10


Relation of Pplat to P0 in %

40 ± 18

60 ± 9

55 ± 19

46 ± 9

51 ± 11


Time after half of the tension is reached in min

24 ± 21

> 60

> 60

35 ± 24

> 60


Collagen/Protein Content in µg/mg

25 ± 4

45 ± 11

49 ± 14

43 ± 4

44 ± 8


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

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