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Table 3 Relation between time to heal 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

   Time to heal (days) (n=35) Sign
Ulcer duration* Correlation § .170 .329 §
Pre-operative treatment Orthopedic shoes: 15 ± 10 .467
  Cast: 24 ± 17  
  Orthosis: 21 ± 3  
  Felt: 10 ± 4  
  None 28 ± 34  
Ulcer location Digit 1: 15 ± 6 .483 ζ
  Digit 2: 24 ± 17  
  Digit 3: 27 ± 43  
Ulcer classification 1A: 13 ± 6 .042 ζ
  1B: 18 ± 9  
  3B: 33 ± 37  
  1. Note: Values are mean ± standard deviation; Cast = MAnning-Baal-ALmelo cast shoe;(11) sign. = significance; *: duration unknown for three ulcers; : no difference between left and right is made; : ulcer classification = University of Texas Wound Classification system;(10) §: Spearman’s ρ; ζ: Kruskal-Wallis test.