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Table 1 Mean maximum bearable tension forces of sutures under different conditions (N, x ± s)

From: Improved anchoring nails: design and analysis of resistance ability

Suture Number of measurements Mean maximum bearable tension force (F/N) Range (F/N)
3–0 suture 20 28.74 ± 3.52 21.15~ 34.17
Conventional anchor nail (with 3–0 suture) 20 27.53 ± 5.47 17.84~ 37.80
Improved anchor nail (with 3–0 suture) 20 25.89 ± 2.64 21.32~ 33.83
Improved anchor nail (with 2–0 suture) 20 50 ≥50
2–0 suture 20 50 ≥50