Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder

Speed, Cathy A.; Hazleman, Brian L.
May 1999
New England Journal of Medicine;05/20/99, Vol. 340 Issue 20, p1582
Academic Journal
Editorial. Looks into the calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. High risk among workers in sedentary jobs; Condition related to fibrosis and necrosis of the tendon, with subsequent degeneration; Four stages of the condition; Therapy; Exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff and extend the range of motion; Use of arthroscopy; Reference to the study by Ebenbichler et al in this issue; Therapeutic ultrasonography as a treatment.


Related Articles

  • Ultrasound Therapy for Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder. Kirchner, Jeffrey T. // American Family Physician;11/1/1999, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p2157 

    Provides information on the use of ultrasound therapy for the treatment of calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. Treatments for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder; Effectiveness of ultrasound therapy.

  • Ultrasonography of the rotator cuff: a comparison with arthroscopy in one-hundred-and-ninety consecutive cases. Milosavljevic, J.; Elvin, A.; Rahme, H. // Acta Radiologica;Dec2005, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p858 

    Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of high-resolution ultrasonography compared to arthroscopy in the detection of rotator cuff tears. Material and Methods: Preoperative ultrasonography (US) with a 10-MHz commercially available linear-array transducer and a standardized...

  • Learning curve of office-based ultrasonography for rotator cuff tendons tears. Ok, Ji-Hoon; Kim, Yang-Soo; Kim, Jung-Man; Yoo, Tae-Wook // Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy;Jul2013, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p1593 

    Purpose: To compare the accuracy of ultrasonography and MR arthrography (MRA) imaging in detecting of rotator cuff tears with arthroscopic finding used as the reference standard. Methods: The ultrasonography and MRA findings of 51 shoulders that underwent the arthroscopic surgery were...

  • Revision Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Repair Integrity and Clinical Outcome. Kowaisky, Marc S.; Keener, Jay D. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;3/16/2011 Supplement, Vol. 93-A, p62 

    BACKGROUND: Literature regarding the outcomes of revision rotator cuff repair is limited. The purposes of the present study were to report the tendon repair integrity and clinical outcomes for a cohort of patients following revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and to examine factors related...

  • Incidence and effect of calcifications after open-augmented Achilles tendon repair. Ateschrang, Atesch; Gratzer, Christoph; Weise, Kuno // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Oct2008, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p1087 

    The objective of this study was to analyse the incidence and effect on clinical outcome of post-operative Achilles tendon calcifications after open-augmented repair according to the Silfverskjöld technique. This retrospective study presents the results of follow-up examinations on 104...

  • Ultrasonographic tissue characterisation of human Achilles tendons: quantification of tendon structure through a novel non-invasive approach. H T M van Schie // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Dec2010, Vol. 44 Issue 16, p1153 

    OBJECTIVE: To assess whether three-dimensional imaging of the Achilles tendon by ultrasonographic tissue characterisation (UTC) can differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic tendons. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Sports Medical Department of the Hague Medical Centre. PATIENTS:...

  • Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Wolf III, William B. // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Sep99, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p27 

    Discusses calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. General description; Clinical features; Physical examinations; Laboratory tests; Treatment. INSET: Needling technique for calcific tendinitis..

  • Calcific Tendonitis of the Rotator Cuff: An Unusual Case. Mitsui, Yasuhiro; Gotoh, Masafumi; Tanesue, Ryo; Shirachi, Isao; Shibata, Hideaki; Nakama, Kenjiro; Okawa, Takahiro; Higuchi, Fujio; Nagata, Kensei // Case Reports in Orthopedics;2012, p1 

    Few case reports have described the surgical treatment of calcifying tendonitis of the subscapularis tendon. We present a case of symptomatic diffuse calcifying tendonitis involving the subscapularis and infraspinatus insertions that was difficult to detect arthroscopically. The patient was...

  • Ultrasound imaging-guided percutaneous treatment of rotator cuff calcific tendinitis: success in short-term outcome. BAZZOCCHI, ALBERTO; PELOTTI, PATRIZIA; SERRAINO, SALVATORE; BATTAGLIA, MILVA; BETTELLI, GRAZIANO; FUSARO, ISABELLA; GUGLIELMI, GIUSEPPE; ROTINI, ROBERTO; ALBISINNI, UGO // British Journal of Radiology;Jan2016, Vol. 89 Issue 1057, p1 

    Objective: Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis (RCCT) is a common cause of shoulder pain in adults and typically presents as activity-related shoulder pain. Between non-surgical and surgical treatment options, today a few minimal invasive techniques are available to remove the calcific deposit, and...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics