2006 journal article

Mechanical comparison of two knots and two crimp systems for securing nylon line used for extra-articular stabilization of the canine stifle

VETERINARY SURGERY, 35(6), 567–572.

By: M. Vianna n & S. Roe n

MeSH headings : Animals; Biomechanical Phenomena; Dogs / surgery; Joint Instability / surgery; Joint Instability / veterinary; Nylons; Stifle / surgery; Surgical Instruments / standards; Surgical Instruments / veterinary; Suture Techniques / veterinary; Tensile Strength
TL;DR: Crimped loops are stiffer, and resist both static and cyclic load more effectively before becoming permanently elongated, when compared with knotted loops. (via Semantic Scholar)
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