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Table 1 Inclusion/Exclusion criteria

From: Differences in Achilles tendon stiffness in people with gout: a pilot study

Gout participants Non-gout (control) participants
Inclusion criteria Inclusion criteria
Current diagnosis gout
No Current or recent (last 6 months) Achilles tendonosis
No diagnosis of gout
No Current or recent (last 6 months) Achilles tendonosis
Exclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Current acute gout flare
Previous Achilles tendon rupture
Self-reported current or recent (last 6 months) Achilles tendinosis
Surgery to the Achilles tendon
Concomitant inflammatory arthritis e.g. rheumatoid arthritis
Concomitant neuromuscular disease
Significant foot deformity (e.g. Charcot foot)
Participants taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics
Those unable to lie on an examination couch
Active foot ulceration
Previous Achilles tendon rupture
Self-reported current or recent (last 6 months) Achilles tendinosis
Surgery to the Achilles tendon
Concomitant inflammatory arthritis e.g. rheumatoid arthritis
Concomitant neuromuscular disease
Significant foot deformity (e.g. Charcot foot)
Participants taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics
Those unable to lie on an examination couch
Active foot ulceration