calcific tendinitis

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calcific tendinitis

Inflammation of a tendon accompanied by focal calcium deposits, especially common in the supraspinatus tendon of shoulder joint.

Clinical findings
Pain, decreased range of motion.

Diet—calcium restriction, magnesium supplementation; extracorporeal shock wave therapy; analgesics/NSAIDs; physical therapy—electroanalgesia, ice therapy, heat; ultrasound (uncertain efficacy), iontophoresis (uncertain efficacy), injections, needling and lavage (75% response rate); corticosteroid injections (useful if shoulder is acutely inflamed); removal of deposits by open or arthroscopic procedures yields a 90% response rate.
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cal·cif·ic ten·din·i·tis

(kal-sif'ik ten'din-ī'tis)
Chronic tendinitis with formation of mineral deposits in and around the tendon.
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calcific tendinitis

An inflammatory disorder of the rotator cuff tendons involving calcification most commonly close to the insertion of the supraspinatus tendon on the greater tuberosity of the humerus. About half of those with the disorder suffer shoulder pain and limitation of movement at the shoulder. The condition is self-limiting but recovery can be hastened by ultrasound treatment.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Ultrasonographic evaluation of calcific tendinitis, tear in supraspinatus tendon and biceps tendinitis Diabetic patients Calcific tendinitis 8 (17.4%) Partial tear in supraspinatus tendon 4 (8.7%) Full thickness tear in supraspinatus tendon 8 (17.4%) Biceps tendinitis 10 (19.0%) Control patients Calcific tendinitis 7 (13.5%) Partial tear in supraspinatus tendon 1 (1.9%) Full thickness tear in supraspinatus tendon 2 (3.8%) Biceps tendinitis 6 (13.0%) Statistical analysis (*) Calcific tendinitis p<0.05 Partial tear in supraspinatus tendon p<0.05 Full thickness tear in supraspinatus tendon p<0.05 Biceps tendinitis p>0.05 Frequency (percentage in the group); (*) t-test Table 3.
The calcification of the superior tendon of the longus coli, on CT scan (Figure 1, red arrow), confirms the diagnosis of calcific tendinitis. (2) MRI scan reveals the effusion, as shown Figure 2 (red arrow), but is not the gold standard as the calcification may be missed.
Calcific tendinitis of the longus coli [sic]: Diagnosis by CT.
Arthroscopic management of calcific tendinitis of the subscapularis tendon.
Weber, "Calcific tendinitis of the peroneus longus: case report," Foot & Ankle International, vol.
The radiological differential diagnosis includes periosteal chondroma, and if any intra-lesional calcification calcific tendinitis and synovial chondromatosis also kept in mind.
Acute retropharyngeal tendinitis (calcific tendinitis of the longus colli), initially described by Hartley in 1964, is an acute inflammatory condition of the longus colli tendon.
(2,3,7,8) There are articles examining adductor tears (9) and calcific tendinitis of the adductor magnus.
TABLE 5 Summary grid of shoulder pain guidelines * Capsulitis, bursitis, tendinitis, Therapy Calcific tendinitis nonspecific pain Ultrasound A C Exercise ID ID TENS ID ID Massage ID ID Thermotherapy ID ID EMG biofeedback ID ID Electrical stimulation ID ID Combined rehabili- tation mudalities ID ID * Adapted from the Philadelphia Panel Members and Ottawa Methods.
Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis: Report of five cases and review of the literature.