Table 1

 Characteristics of the patients investigated in this study

VariableTendon ruptureTendinosis
*Three patients reported pain for more than 12 months; †the patient had hypertension; ‡one patient had hyperuricaemia without manifest gout, the second patient had calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (there were no calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposits visible in the tendon on microscopic examination).
Patients (M/F)8/27/3
Age (years), mean (SD)48.0 (13.8)47.3 (13.0)
Duration of pain before operation (months)06–120*
Patients who received paratendinous corticosteroid injections (n)04
Patients with additional pathological conditions (n)1†2‡