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Table 1 Distribution of Tendon Pathologic Scores in control and ruptured Achilles tendons

From: The role of tendon microcirculation in Achilles and patellar tendinopathy

Variable Control tendon (N = 46) Ruptured tendon (N = 38)
  0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3
Fiber structure 19 19 4 4 0 1 11 26
Fiber arrangement 19 19 4 4 0 1 11 26
Rounding of the nuclei 19 15 9 3 0 0 4 34
Regional variations in cellularity 23 12 8 3 0 0 9 29
Increased vascularity 26 10 9 1 0 0 6 32
Decreased collagen stainability 15 20 10 1 0 2 12 24
Hyalinization 19 21 5 1 0 5 25 8
GAG content 22 15 8 1 0 7 26 5
  1. a The worst scoring result was used in each situation.