Table 3

Number of knots tied with each suture material, using each technique and length of slippage MM

MethodMaterialNo of knots tied with technique and suture materialNo of knots that slippedMean (mm)Lower CIUpper CI
Flat Reef Knot (FRK)2/0 polyglactin (Vicryl)3011 (36.7%)1.40.42.4
FRK4/0 poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl)300 (0%)0.00.00.0
FRK3/0 polydioxanone (PDS)303 (10%)0.3−0.10.6
FRK1 nylon (Ethilon)3010 (33.3%)3.30.56.0
No Hand Crossing Knot (NHCK)2/0 polyglactin (Vicryl)3030 (100%)19.915.124.8
NHCK4/0 poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl)3030 (100%)7.12.511.7
NHCK3/0 PDS3030 (100%)13.69.018.3
NHCK1 nylon (Ethilon)3030 (100%)33.226.939.6
Knot tied under tension (TK)2/0 polyglactin (Vicryl)3030 (100%)51.441.561.2
TKMonocryl4/0 poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl)3030 (100%)39.631.747.5
TK3/0 PDS3030 (100%)43.432.154.6
TK1 nylon (Ethilon)3030 (100%)68.362.274.4