Supraspinatus calcific tendinosis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic right shoulder pain for 2 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Right shoulder AP oblique standing radiograph - magnified image.

A tiny calcification is noted adjacent to greater tuberosity of humeral head.


Intact cuff. A calcific focus is seen supraspinatus tendon.

Case Discussion

A tiny calcification is noted in intact supraspinatus tendon, favors calcific tendinosis.

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Case information

rID: 12380
Published: 19th Nov 2010
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2015
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