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Table 3 Results of ultrasound examination demonstrating high prevalence of structural changes

From: Patellar tendinopathy in young elite soccer– clinical and sonographical analysis of a German elite soccer academy

  N = 232 Percent
Tendon thickening 9 7.60
Hypo echogenicity 43 36.40
Hyper echogenicity 17 14.40
No Neovascularization 38 32.20
Neovascularization I° 33 28.00
Neovascularization II° 22 18.60
Neovascularization III° 16 13.60
Neovascularization IV° 4 3.40
Tendon thickness origin (mm) 5.43 ± 0.92  
Tendon thickness thickest part (mm) 2.65 ± 0.65