Calcific Tendonitis

Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Placebo Europe Corticosteroid Immobilization Degenerative Joint Disease 

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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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