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2007 Calcifying Tendonitis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1267908-overview

Description: Painter described calcification in the shoulder in 1907. Codman established that the calcification was within the tendons of the rotator cuff. 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.1 This article addresses only calcifying tendinitis as it occurs in the shoulder.
Synonyms and related keywords: calcifying tendinitis, calcific tendinitis, calcified tendinitis, calcareous tendinitis, tendinosis calcarea, calcific tendinopathy
Anthony H Woodward, MD 2007 updated 2010

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Anthony H Woodward, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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