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Table 1 Observed metrics for each suture pattern treatment

From: Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters

Observation Day 6-Point Wide “N” Wide “N” Knot 12 Wide “N” Knot 18
Expelled transmitters 14 0% 33% 0% 33%
Incision openness 7 0.59 ± 1.10 2.86 ± 3.01 1.05 ± 2.17 2.37 ± 4.10
14 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 7.12 ± 0.0 0.00 ± 0.00
Ulceration 7 1.99 ± 2.28 0.02 ± 0.06 1.04 ± 1.73 0.25 ±0.36
14 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.29 ± 0.41 0.30 ± 0.29
Erythema 7 1.24 ± 1.66 0.14 ± 0.25 0.25 ± 0.23 5.88 ± 7.83
  14 0.00 ± 0.00 0.02 ± 0.04 0.39 ± 0.88 0.12 ± 0.15
  1. The frequency of occurrence as a percentage for transmitter expulsion is shown for each treatment. The average area ± SD for incision openness, ulceration and erythema on each observation day for each treatment is shown for each treatment.