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Received: 15 November 2018
Accepted: 27 February 2019
First Online: 13 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for this study was granted by local research ethics committee, South Central Oxford B reference 14/SC/0222 (United Kingdom). Healthy hamstring and shoulder tendon tears were collected under research ethics from the Oxford Musculoskeletal Biobank (09/H0606/11) (United Kingdom). Tendinopathic and ruptured Achilles tendons were collected under the Office for Research Ethics Committees from Northern Ireland Research Ethics Committee (reference 14/NI/1063). Full informed consent according to the Declaration of Helsinki was obtained from all patients.
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: P-JJ is a member of the board of directors at Gesynta Pharma, a company that develops anti-inflammatory drugs. All other authors declare that they have no competing interest.
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