A 50-year-old female asked:
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had shoulder arthroscopic surgery dr didn't take out calcium in rotator cuff says its too small to find and i have to deal with it. is that true?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Some calcification deposits are too small to excise. However, the calcium may not cause symptoms.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
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Dr. Steven Ferguson
34 years experience General Practice
Yes: Not really much that can be done.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes that's true as the amount of the calcium might have been very little. If one could not see it arthroscopically, then it probably means its within the rotator cuff tissue, eg, if something is in the wall of a room, which is not visible from within or from outside. With time, it might get better or become more obvious, then it may be amenable to surgical treatment, till then continue as before.
Sep 16, 2013

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