Table 1

Distribution of Tendon Pathologic Scores in control and ruptured Achilles tendons

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


a The worst scoring result was used in each situation.

Knobloch Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:18   doi:10.1186/1749-799X-3-18

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