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Table 2 Differences (mean ± SD) in individual histopathological categories and total histopathological score in Achilles tendons from cage control and run groups

From: Uphill treadmill running does not induce histopathological changes in the rat Achilles tendon

Histopathological characteristic Cage control Run p-value
Adipocytes 0.09 ± 0.30 0 ± 0 0.69
Synovial lining 0.64 ± 0.50 0.57 ± 0.51 0.74
Calcification 0 ± 0 0 ± 0 1.00
Collagen arrangement 1.91 ± 0.83 1.70 ± 0.70 0.38
Tenocyte morphology 0.91 ± 0.70 0.78 ± 0.60 0.66
Cellularity 1.37 ± 0.50 1.00 ± 0.60 0.16
Vascularity 0.91 ± 0.83 0.78 ± 0.95 0.61
Total score 5.82 ± 1.94 4.83 ± 1.83 0.14