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Table 1 The elongation of 4 strand STG graft after repeated knee flexion

From: The effect of cyclic knee motion on the elongation of four-strand hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an in-situ pilot study

  10 cycles 20 cycles 30 cycles 40 cycles
Elongation (mm, %)a
Mean 3.00(3.6%) 4.32(5.2%) 4.81(5.8%) 4.85(5.8%)
SD 1.40(1.7%) 1.52(1.9%) 1.72(2.1%) 1.77(2.2%)
Median 3.0(3.4%) 4.1(4.7%) 5.2(5.6%) 5.2(5.6%)
Min 1.0(1.1%) 2.1(2.0%) 2.2(2.6%) 2.2(2.6%)
Max 7.2(8.8%) 9.0(11.3%) 9.8(12.5%) 10.0(12.5%)
Elongation cases (%)b 53(100%) 46(86.8%) 25(27.2%) 2(3.8%)
  1. aThe elongation and the relative percentages to the IBT
  2. bThe number and percentage of cases whose length changes after each 10 cycles