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Volume 2013, Article ID 514743, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Patellar Tendon Properties and Lower Limb Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis versus Healthy Controls: A Cross-Sectional Study

1School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2DG, UK
2Department of Rheumatology, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Llandudno Hospital, Llandudno LL30 1LB, UK
3CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

Received 30 March 2013; Accepted 15 May 2013

Academic Editors: S. Ruta and E. R. Soriano

Copyright © 2013 Verena Matschke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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