Supraspinatus calcific tendinosis

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Right shoulder non-traumatic pain for a few months.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

A rounded homogeneous hyperdense structure is noted superior to the greater tuberosity, suggestive of supraspinatus calcific tendinosis.


Calcification in supraspinatus tendon. Rest of the cuff tendons were normal. No cuff tear.

Aspiration of calcium under local anesthesia was done by referring orthopedic surgeon for which USG guidance was provided.

XR 6 wk after needle ...


XR 6 wk after needle aspiration

Reduced density of calcification is seen.

Case Discussion

After aspiration, the patient's symptoms improved as judged by referring doctor.

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