Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery
Mihai T. Gavrilă1,2, Ștefan Cristea1,2
1Carol Davila University, Department of Orthopedics, Bucharest, Romania
2St. Pantelimon Emergency Clinical Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Bucharest, Romania
Calcific tendinitis is a common cause of shoulder pain, peaking in the fourth and fifth decades of life. The excruciate pain; especially during the night is the symptom who brings patient to the doctor. In many cases conservative treatment is the best choice. Sometimes it doesn’t work and is necessary operative treatment.
It is presented a case of 60 years old women who had calcific tendinits for several years and accused pain few months with absence of improvement after conservative treatment. The patient was treated surgically with removal of calcium deposit arthroscopically. After surgery, pain relief was dramatic and movement increased rapidly. Results were very good with no complications.
As a conclusion, arthroscopic evacuation of calcific deposit could be considered the best solution for patients whose symptomatology fail to improve after conservative treatment.