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Table 1 Results of the cyclic loading test with 100 N and 200 N loading

From: Biomechanical evaluation of patellar tendon repair using Krackow suture technique

Loading Cyclic loading test Load-to-failure test
No. of failures during cyclic loading Failure mode/cycle no. Ultimate strength (N)a
100 N (n = 6) 2 Suture breakage (n = 2) 50th–100th cycle (n = 2) 243.6 ± 25.8
200 N (n = 6) 6 Suture breakage (n = 6) < 10th cycle (n = 2) 10th–50th cycle (n = 1) 150th–200th cycle (n = 3) NA
  1. aMean ± standard deviation of four specimens