Rotator Cuff Calcifying Tendinitis

  • Nick G. Lasanianos
  • Nikolaos K. KanakarisEmail author


Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder is characterized by the presence of macroscopic deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the rotator cuff. Two different classifications are presented one with radiographic and another one with clinical criteria.


Rotator Cuff Calcific Deposit Corticosteroid Injection Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Calcific Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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