Calcific tendinitis of subscapularis tendon: case report


Unal M. , Ercan S. , Budeyri A.

MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, vol.70, no.3, pp.365-371, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0025-7826.17.03058-7
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINA DELLO SPORT
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-371
  • Keywords: Shoulder, Tendinopathy, Rotator cuff, Surgery, SHOCK-WAVE THERAPY, ARTHROSCOPIC TREATMENT, ROTATOR CUFF, MANAGEMENT, SHOULDER

Abstract

Calcific tendinitis is characterized by deposition of calcium phosphate crystals in tendons of the shoulder. Shoulder calcific tendinitis is most frequently seen at supraspinatus tendon. Subscapularis tendon is a very rare site for calcific deposition. We present a case of very large resistant calcific tendinitis of subscapularis tendon of left shoulder unresponsive to conservative treatment, causing coracoid impingement and subcoracoid stenosis; its excision with mini-open technique including tendon Z-plasty with two-year follow-up.