Suture material | No of knots tied with suture material | No and proportion of knots that slipped n (%) | Mean length of slippage of knots tied with each suture material mm, and proportional increase in length of suture material held within knot post slip (%) | Lower 95% CI of mean length and mean proportion of slippage mm (%) | Upper 95% CI of mean length and mean proportion of slippage mm (%) | Median slippage mm |

2/0 polyglactin (Vicryl) | 90 | 71 (78.9%) | 24.2 (136.0) | 18.6 (104.0) | 29.8 (167.0) | 14.0 |

4/0 poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl) | 90 | 60 (66.7%) | 15.5 (108.0) | 10.9 (73.8) | 20.2 (142.0) | 4.0 |

3/0 polydioxanone | 90 | 63 (70.0%) | 19.1 (119.0) | 13.6 (83.0) | 24.5 (154.0) | 8.6 |

1 nylon (Ethilon) | 90 | 70 (77.8%) | 34.9 (213.0) | 28.6 (173.0) | 41.2 (252.0) | 27.7 |