Calcifying tendinitis

Don Wallace and Andrew Carr

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Calcifying tendinitis

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Calcifying tendonitis remains an enigmatic condition

The pathology shows hydroxyapatite crystals lying in extra-cellular matrix vesicles

There are two presentations, acute and chronic

Acute episodes can be treated by analgesia and barbottage

Chronic lesions can be treated conservatively, or by excision of the calcific deposit, arthroscopically or by barbottage.

Chapter.  2108 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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