Calcific infraspinatus tendinitis

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Right shoulder

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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Case information

rID: 73389
Published: 22nd Jan 2020
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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