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Table 2 Relation between healing after flexor tenotomy and ulcer characteristics

From: The effect of flexor tenotomy on healing and prevention of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers on the distal end of the toe

   Not healed (n=3) Healed (n=35) p-value
Ulcer duration* (days) Mean±SD 131±175 93±108 .828
(range) (23–333) (9–525)
Pre-operative treatment Orthopedic shoe: 1 9 .711 §
Cast: 1 2
Orthosis: 0 4
Felt: 0 2
None 1 18
Ulcer location Digit 1: 2 10 .178 §
Digit 2: 1 14
Digit 3: 0 11
Ulcer classification 1A: 0 14 .259 §
1B: 0 6
  3B: 3 15  
  1. Note: Values are n or as indicated; OS = orthopaedic shoes; Cast shoe = MAnning-Baal-ALmelo cast shoe; [11]; sign. = significance; *: duration unknown for three healed ulcers; : no difference between left and right is made; : ulcer classification = University of Texas Wound Classification system; [10]; : Mann–Whitney U test; §: Fisher’s Exact test.