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Radiology. 2001 Nov;221(2):455-61.

Calcific shoulder tendinitis: treatment with modified US-guided fine-needle technique.

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Department of Radiology, CHUM-Hôpital Saint-Luc, 1058 Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 3J4.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate clinical response to treatment of calcified tendinitis of the shoulder by using a modified percutaneous ultrasonography (US)-guided fine-needle technique.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Thirty shoulders of 30 consecutive patients (23 women, seven men; mean age, 47.4 years) with chronic shoulder pain (average duration, 43.1 months) refractory to medical treatment were treated percutaneously by using a fine needle and US guidance. Patients were prospectively evaluated by using a shoulder pain and disability index consisting of 13 items and divided into two subcategories: pain and disability. The patient completed the questionnaire before the procedure and during the follow-up visit approximately 1 month later. A diagnostic US examination was also performed at that time.

RESULTS:

There was a statistically significant improvement in the shoulder pain and disability index total score (27.0%) and the pain (30.5%) and disability (23.9%) scores. According to the index, these results indicate a significant clinical response.

CONCLUSION:

This modified US-guided fine-needle technique for calcified tendinitis of the shoulder appears to be an effective therapy and was less aggressive than previously described percutaneous techniques.

PMID:
11687690
DOI:
10.1148/radiol.2212000830
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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