Supraspinatus tendinitis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Several months history of shoulder pain in a middle aged female.

Patient Data

Age: 46
Gender: Female

Dense calcification of the supraspinatus close to its humeral insertion.

No bony abnormality.

Annotated image

The circle (red) envelopes of the calcification of the supraspinatus calcification.

Case Discussion

The typical appearances of calcification tendinosis of the shoulder.   The supraspinatus muscle of the rotator cuff is by far the most commonly involved.

Ultrasound and MRI may be used further in evaluation for rotator cuff pathology.

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Case information

rID: 45010
Published: 12th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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