Shoulder

Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1482-1485

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Arthroscopic management of calcific tendinitis of the subscapularis tendon

  • Francesco FranceschiAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University Email author 
  • , Umile Giuseppe LongoAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University
  • , Laura RuzziniAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University
  • , Giacomo RizzelloAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University
  • , Vincenzo DenaroAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University

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Abstract

Calcific tendinitis is a common disorder of the rotator cuff. Conservative treatment is frequently successful. For the patients remaining symptomatic after conservative treatment, excision of the calcium deposits offers a generally reliable pain relief. While calcific tendinitis is seen commonly affecting the supraspinatus tendon, it has been rarely reported involving the subscapularis tendon. We report on the clinical features, radiographic findings, arthroscopic treatment and results of one patient who presented a calcific tendonitis involving the subscapularis tendon of the left shoulder unresponsive to conservative treatment and associated subcoracoid stenosis and coracoid impingement.

Keywords

Calcific tendonitis Rotator cuff Subscapularis Arthroscopy Shoulder