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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Sutures versus staples for wound closure in orthopaedic surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Sutures (n=69) Staples (n=79)
Age (yrs) 52.3 (19–93) 52.3 (17–92)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 28.0 (14–47) 27.8 (17–43)
Medical Comorbidity 12(17%) 14(18%)
Smoking 21(30%) 21(27%)
Immunosuppressive 2(3%) 8(10%)
Anticoagulant 13(19%) 14(18%)
Anatomic Locations   
Upper Extremity 20(29%) 25(32%)
Hip 7(10%) 15(19%)
Knee 18(26%) 23(29%)
Ankle 24(35%) 16(20%)