Calcific Tendinitis

  • Kalpit N. Shah


Calcific tendinitis is a relatively common disease process of the shoulder that is found most commonly in women between 30 and 60 years. The incidence of this entity has been reported to be 2.7%, while the incidence of symptomatic calcific tendinitis is about 1.8%. The etiology is unknown and clinically, patients usually present with acute onset, debilitating pain in the affected shoulder. The most common treatment approach is conservative; some have advocated for needle barbotage with surgical debridement being the last resort in patients that have failed nonoperative or minimally invasive treatment approaches.


Acute shoulder pain Needle barbotage Shoulder therapy Calcium deposits Ultrasound needle decompression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpit N. Shah
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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