Calcific infraspinatus tendinitis

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Right shoulder

MRI

Excessive calcifications of the infraspinatus muscle tendon.

Case Discussion

Calcific tendinitis of the infraspinatus tendon is uncommon. Supraspinatus tendon is the commonest site for calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff ~80%. It is formed by the deposition of hydroxyapatite crystals.

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