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Table 4 Ultrasound characteristics of the AT

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

  Gout (n = 24) Non-gout (n = 26)
Right Left Right Left
Tendon grade n (%)
 Grade 1 19 (80) 17 (71) 18 (50) 19 (54)
 Grade 2 5 (21) 7 (30) 8 (31) 7 (27)
 Grade 3 0 0 0 0
Midpoint tendon thickness mm mean (SD) 5.66 (1.51) 5.86 (1.58) 5.87 (1.46) 5.54 (0.88)
Mean number intra-tendon aggregates (range) 0.25 (0–2) 1.17 (0–7) 0 0
Mean number intra-tendinous tophi (range) 0.54 (0–5) 1.08 (0–17) 0 0
Tendon neo-vascularity n (%)
 Grade 0 19 (80) 17 (71) 23 (88) 24 (92)
 Grade 1 2 (8) 4 (17) 3 (12) 1 (4)
 Grade 2 2 (8) 2 (8) 0 1 (4)
 Grade 3 1 (4) 1 (4) 0 0
 Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0