Calcific Tendonitis

  • Mustafa Karahan
  • Umut Akgun
  • Baris Kocaoglu


Calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff is a pathological process defined by reactive calcification of the tendon with an unknown etiology. Painter first mentioned calcifications in 1907. Since then, this pathology is referred to variously as calcifying tendinitis, peritendinitis calcarea, calcified peritendinitis, calcific periarthritis, and hydroxyapatite deposition disease.


Rotator Cuff Calcific Deposit Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Supraspinatus Tendon Subscapularis Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedics and traumatology DepartmentAcibadem Atasehif HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Orthopedics and traumatology DepartmentAcibadem University, school of medicineIstanbulTurkey

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