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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the Achilles and patellar tendon

From: Tendon morphological changes after a prolonged ski race can be detected by ultrasound echo intensity

 Achilles tendonPre RaceAfter Race 1After Race 2After Race 3
DominantThickness (mm)4.62 (4.37–4.85)4.33 (3.80–4.55)4.35 (3.98–4.67)4.28 (3.95–4.78)
CSA (mm2)42.7 (40.3–44.2)38.9 (35.4–40.7)36.6 (35.2–38.9)37.3 (35.2–39.9)
Echogenicity30.3 (28.3–32.5)36.7 (31.7–40.3)35.7 (30.9–40.1)39.5 (36–42.9)
Non-DominantThickness (mm)4.98 (4.48–5.2)4.04 (3.74–4.41)4.31 (4.02–4.61)4.21 (3.93–4.57)
CSA (mm2)43.6 (40.4–46.1)39.2 (34.5–43.3)39.9 (35.5–43.1)39.5 (36.5–44.6)
Echogenicity30.5 (28.2–35.3)37.4 (33.2–42.9)38.2 (34.7–40)42.9 (38.6–47.4)
 Patellar tendonPre RaceAfter Race 1After Race 2After Race 3
DominantThickness (mm)2.87 (2.51–3.13)2.77 (2.59–3.25)2.87 (2.45–3.38)2.85 (2.46–3.35)
CSA (mm2)82.6 (74.4–96.3)83.2 (70.6–105.9)86 (74.5–106.4)83.2 (70.2–97)
Echogenicity44.7 (35.5–58.1)51 (44.4–61)48 (41.3–62.5)52.7 (45.9–65.8)
Non-DominantThickness (mm)2.84 (2.51–3.13)2.99 (2.55–3.47)2.90 (2.64–3.24)2.95 (2.66–3.32)
CSA (mm2)83.2 (69.5–91)80.2 (74.7–100)82.5 (74.8–98.7)82.3 (72.8–101)
Echogenicity49 (42.7–59.2)55.5 (45.2–63.8)54.9 (45.3–68.3)57.5 (49.4–69.4)
  1. Data are presented as median and IQR(Q1-Q3)