Supraspinatus calcific tendinosis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Right shoulder non-traumatic pain for a few months.

Patient Data

Age: 41 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Supraspinatus calcific tendinosis

Ultrasound

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.

X-ray

Radiograph 6 weeks 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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Case information

rID: 12205
Case created: 30th Oct 2010
Last edited: 6th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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