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Table 1 Data representing the demographics of the pain-free and painful groups, quantification of the baseline questionnaires and tendon structure

From: Differences in glutamate receptors and inflammatory cell numbers are associated with the resolution of pain in human rotator cuff tendinopathy

  Pain-free group Painful group p value
Number 9 9 -
Age (mean) 52 (+/− 7.8) 51 (+/− 8.2) 0.72
Sex 6 M 3 F 7 M 2 F 1.0
Structure 7 intact + 2PTTs 7 intact + 2PTTs 1.0
Median length of symptoms pre-SAD (months) 22 (6–48) 12 (12–18) 0.43
Median number of steroid injections (range) 1 (1–3) 1 (1–4) 0.92
Oxford Shoulder Score (range) 48 (48) 32 (23–36) 0.0002***
  1. All data is represented as median (interquartile range) or mean +/− standard deviation unless otherwise stated. Statistical significance is denoted by * p <0.05, ** p <0.01, *** p <0.001 (between groups). PTT denotes partial-thickness tear