calcific tendonitis

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.

Management
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.

calcific tendonitis

Orthopedics Inflammation of a tendon accompanied by focal calcium deposits, common in the supraspinatus tendon of shoulder joint Clinical Pain, ↓ ROM Management NSAIDs, needle aspiration, surgery, pulse ultrasound. See Tendinitis.
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A severe sore throat in a middle-aged man: Calcific tendonitis of the longus colli tendon.
In the past couple of years, however, she has developed severe pain associated with a surgery for a hip fracture and for calcific tendonitis, a condition of calcium deposits in the shoulder's rotator cuff.
Given the clinical symptoms, physical examination and specific imaging findings, the diagnosis of acute calcific tendonitis of the longus colli was established.
An ultrasound-directed nonsurgical needling technique reduced pain and improved mobility in 95% of adults with calcific tendonitis.
Calcific tendonitis, which is most common in adults aged 30-40 years, occurs when small calcium deposits form inside the tendons of the rotator cuff.
Ultrasound-guided non-surgical therapy significantly reduces pain from calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff and restores mobility, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Calcific tendonitis is a condition that causes the formation of small calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder.
Sconfienza and colleagues used ultrasound-guided percutaneous therapy to treat 2,543 shoulders in 1,607 women and 938 men (mean age 42) with calcific tendonitis.