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Table 2 Knot quality checklist

From: Sequential learning of psychomotor and visuospatial skills for laparoscopic suturing and knot tying – study protocol for a randomized controlled trial “The shoebox study”

Knot quality assessment Available points
No visible gaps between stacked throws 1
Knot tight at base 1
Only edges are opposed (no extra tissue in knot, e.g., back wall) 1
Knot holds under tension 2
Maximum 5