Subscapularis calcific tendinitis

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Several months history of left shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

The calcific density of the subscapularis tendon close to its humeral insertion 

No bony abnormality

No degenerative changes at the level of the acromioclavicular joint or glenohumeral joint.

Hyperattenuated calcified lesion at the region of the subscapularis tendon.

Case Discussion

Shoulder x-ray shows typical appearances of calcification tendinitis of the shoulder which is a self-limiting condition due to deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite within tendons, usually of the rotator cuff.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.