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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Calcific tendonitis

Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities.
Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits.

In brief: Calcific tendonitis

Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities.
Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits.
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
If conservative measures fail, consider ultrasound guided needle aspiration of the calcification and, afterwards, steroid injection into the subacromial bursa. This can be done as an outpatient often with considerable benefit.
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