Rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Shoulder pain and restricted range of motion

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Soft tissue calcification seen overlying the greater tuberosity of humerus in relation to site of rotator cuff attachment. 

Case Discussion

Chronic inflammatory changes within the rotator cuff tendon results in calcification. Soft calcification can be picked in ultrasound, while later stages appear in radiographs. 

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Case information

rID: 74785
Published: 5th Mar 2020
Last edited: 5th Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Exir Medical Subspecialties Centre

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