Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 19–24

Double-needle ultrasound-guided percutaneous treatment of rotator cuff calcific tendinitis: tips & tricks

  • Luca Maria Sconfienza
  • Sara Viganò
  • Chiara Martini
  • Alberto Aliprandi
  • Pietro Randelli
  • Giovanni Serafini
  • Francesco Sardanelli
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-012-1462-x

Cite this article as:
Sconfienza, L.M., Viganò, S., Martini, C. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2013) 42: 19. doi:10.1007/s00256-012-1462-x

Abstract

Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis is a very common disease and may result in a very painful shoulder. Aetiology of this disease is still poorly understood. When symptoms are mild, this disease may be treated conservatively. Several treatment options have been proposed. Among them, ultrasound-guided procedures have been recently described. All procedures use one or two needles to inject a fluid, to dissolve calcium and to aspirate it. In the present article, we review some tips and tricks that may be useful to improve performance of an ultrasound-guided double-needle procedure.

Keywords

ShoulderRotator cuff calcific tendinitisUltrasound-guided procedures

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Maria Sconfienza
    • 1
  • Sara Viganò
    • 2
  • Chiara Martini
    • 3
  • Alberto Aliprandi
    • 1
  • Pietro Randelli
    • 4
    • 5
  • Giovanni Serafini
    • 6
  • Francesco Sardanelli
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Servizio di RadiologiaIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Scuola di Specializzazione in RadiodiagnosticaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Scuola di Specializzazione in RadiodiagnosticaUniversità degli Studi di GenovaGenovaItaly
  4. 4.Unità Operativa di Chirurgia della SpallaIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoMilanoItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la SaluteUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  6. 6.Servizio di RadiologiaOspedale Santa CoronaSavonaItaly