Calcific tendinitis of the gluteus medius

Case contributed by Dr Magdalena Chmiel-Nowak


Right hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

A calcification is visible, adjacent to the right greater trochanter.

A calcification is present at the attachment site of the right gluteus medius muscle tendon to the greater trochanter. Marked edema of this muscle, adjacent soft tissues and of the greater trochanter.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of calcific tendinitis of the right gluteus medius muscle tendon.


Case courtesy of Dr Matt Skalski.

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Case information

rID: 89056
Published: 17th May 2021
Last edited: 21st May 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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