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Research Article

Four-Strand Core Suture Improves Flexor Tendon Repair Compared to Two-Strand Technique in a Rabbit Model

Table 4

Analysis of α-SMA expression for 2- and 4-core suture repairs after 3 and 8 weeks.

Time of assessment
(weeks after surgery)
Number of core suture throwsCount of formation of myofibroblasts (n/mm2)
Mean value ± standard deviation

3212.4 ± 3.8
3417.3 ± 2.2
829.5 ± 2.4
8410.3 ± 1.5

< 0.05 for difference between cell counts at assessment after 3 and 8 weeks.

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