Rotator Cuff Calcifying Tendinitis

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Abstract

Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder is characterized by the presence of macroscopic deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the rotator cuff. Two different classifications are presented one with radiographic and another one with clinical criteria.

Keywords

Corticosteroid Hydroxyapatite Chalk Tendinitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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