Calcific tendinitis and bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Female

Amorphous calcification projects over the superior aspect of the greater tuberosity in the region of the rotator cuff tendons. 


Large calcium deposits in the supraspinatus tendon and subacrominal bursa. Adjacent hyperemia. 

Case Discussion

Calcific tendinitis is not an uncommon cause of shoulder pain, and can rupture into the subacromial bursa resulting in a calcific bursitis. 

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Case information

rID: 61599
Published: 11th Aug 2018
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2020
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