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Table 3 Pathological ultrasonographic findings in tendonsa

From: Joint and tendon subclinical involvement suggestive of gouty arthritis in asymptomatic hyperuricemia: an ultrasound controlled study

Anatomical site US finding Hyperuricemic (n= 100 tendons) Normouricemic (n= 104 tendons) Pvalue
Quadriceps tendon, n (%) Enthesopathy 5 (5%) 5 (4.8%) NS
  Tophus 2 (2%) 0 NS
Patellar tendon Enthesopathy 12 (12%) 3 (2.9%) 0.01
   (proximal/distal), n (%) Tophus 6 (6%) 0 0.01
Posterior tibialis tendon Enthesopathy 0 0 NS
  Tenosynovitis 1 (1%) 0 NS
  Tophus 0 0 NS
Peroneus tendon Enthesopathy 0 0 NS
   (brevis/longus), n (%) Tenosynovitis 2 (2%) 0 NS
  Tophus 0 0 NS
Achilles tendon, n (%) Enthesopathy 15 (15%) 2 (1.9%) 0.0007
  Tophus 2 (2%) 0 NS
  1. aUS, ultrasonographic; NS, not significant.