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Plain radiographic evidence of stages of calcifying tendinitis of supraspinatus tendon of shoulder
  1. Gautam Reddy,
  2. Nicola Hodgson,
  3. Chris Peach,
  4. Nick J Phillips
  1. Shoulder & Elbow Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Gautam Reddy, Shoulder & Elbow Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT, UK; gautamreddy20{at}yahoo.co.uk

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A 47-year-old man initially presented to the orthopaedic clinic describing symptoms of moderate shoulder pain of 3 years duration. He had pain on abduction of 60–130° with positive impingement signs.

Radiographs showed calcification in the region of supraspinatus tendon (figure 1). An ultrasound scan of shoulder demonstrated intratendinous calcification in the distal part of supraspinatus tendon …

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