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Table 1 Scoring criteria used to describe inflammation and incision openness of the surgical site of tagged recaptured walleye, modified from incision index of Wagner et al. [14]

From: Estimating incision healing rate for surgically implanted acoustic transmitters from recaptured fish

Score Incision openness Inflammation
0 Dermis was completely healed No inflammation present
0.05–0.25 Dermis was mostly healed (<25% of incision open) Low levels of inflammation present (<25% of sutures and incision inflamed)
0.30–0.50 Obvious dermal healing along less than half the length of the incision (between 30 and 50% opened) Low to moderate levels of inflammation present (between 30 and 50% of incision and suture inflamed)
0.55–0.75 Some obvious dermal healing along more than half (55–75%) of the length of the incision Moderate to high levels of inflammation present throughout incision and sutures (between 55 and 75% inflamed)
0.80–0.95 Only trace evidence of dermal healing (80–90% of the incision open) High levels of inflammation present throughout entire incision and sutures (up to 95% of the incision and sutures inflamed)
1 No evidence of dermal healing along the length of the incision (incision is 100% open) High levels of inflammation along incision and/or sutures