Supraspinatus calcific tendinosis

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis almost certain


Non-traumatic origin of right shoulder pain for the last 2 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is a tiny calcification adjacent to the greater tuberosity of the humeral head. The glenohumeral joint space is maintained. There is no fracture/ dislocation. There is a sclerotic focus at the surgical neck of the humerus which probably represents a bone island.


The rotator cuff is intact. There is a calcification focus (about 4 mm) in the supraspinatus tendon. There is no effusion in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa.

Case Discussion

An adult male presented with the non-traumatic origin of right shoulder pain. X-Ray and ultrasound show rotator cuff calcific tendinosis.

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