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Table 4 Overview of the results for testing the DR technique for re-fixation of the common flexor origin

From: Reattachment of the flexor and extensor tendons at the epicondyle in elbow instability: a biomechanical comparison of techniques

Double Row Technique Flexor Cycles to Failure Stiffness of the repair (N/mm) Maximum load (N) Pull-to-failure Failure Mode
Specimen 1 PTF 84.7 276.9 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Specimen 2 PTF 73.9 396.4 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Specimen 3 PTF 107.0 385.7 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Specimen 4 PTF 74.3 278.4 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Specimen 5 PTF 62.0 236.6 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Specimen 6 PTF 87.5 333.7 Yes suture cut out through tendon
Average ± SD   81.5 ± 15.4 318.0 ± 64.6   
  1. Stiffness, maximum load pull-to-failure, and failure mode are presented for each specimen individually. PTF, pull-to-failure; Y = yes, N = Newton, mm = millimeter