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Table 1 Suturing time in seconds/cm for six surgeons performing wound closure after inguinal castration using knotless barbed (KBS) or smooth (SS) suture material

From: Bidirectional knotless barbed versus conventional smooth suture for closure of surgical wounds in inguinal castration in horses

Surgeon n KBS n SS Wound closure time in sec/cm (± SD)  
KBS SS Difference (SS-KBS)
A 9 9 47.60 (12.65) 89.91 (24.31) 42.31
B 4 3 68.15 (18.30) 85.83 (20.24) 17.38
C 2 5 35.66 (3.25) 62.62 (4.80) 26.96
D 4 4 49.40 (5.85) 77.08 (6.38) 27.68
E 1 2 71.62 119.86 (17.75) 48.24
F 1 1 50.00 63.16 13.16
Total 21 24