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Table 5 Shear wave elastography (SWE) findings

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

Achilles tendon Group SWE readings
Mean ± SD
(range) m/s
Mean difference in SWE readings
(95% CI)
Standard error Differences between groups
Right Gout
(n = 24)
8.90 ± 1.65
(4.11–10)
1.04
(0.38–1.7)
0.33 p = 0.003
Non-gout
(n = 26)
9.76 ± 0.48
(7.31–10)
Left Gout
(n = 24)
9.17 ± 1.4
(4.7–10)
0.7
(0.09–1.32)
0.31 p = 0.025
Non-gout
(n = 26)
9.66 ± 0.65
(7.05–10)
  1. No significant relationship between the number of tophi and SWE values were detected