Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:414-6 | Number 5, October 2011
Calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon in a 7-year-old boy: diagnostic challenges
CM Fong
Division of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
This report is of a case of acute calcific tendinitis of supraspinatus tendon in a 7-year-old boy who presented to the hospital with an acute painful shoulder after a fall. Initial radiographs mimicked fracture of the greater tuberosity of the humerus. Subsequent investigation confirmed that the appearance was due to a calcific tendinitis. The patient recovered shortly afterwards with complete resolution of the calcific lesion.
Key words: Calcinosis; Shoulder joint; Tendinopathy
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