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Calcific Tendonitis

Dario Graceffa, Claudio Bonifati, Viviana Lora, Pier Luigi Saraceni, Catia De Felice, Maria Sole Chimenti, Roberto Perricone, Aldo Morrone
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory involvement of the enthesis in the course of psoriasis is accompanied by structural abnormalities detectable by ultrasound. The most common of these abnormalities is the thickening of the tendon at the insertion site. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to compare the thickness of entheses of patients with psoriatic arthritis, only skin psoriasis, and healthy controls. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a cohort of patients affected with either only skin psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis as well as in a control group...
March 16, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Michalis Michaelides, Elena Drakonaki, Elia Petridou, Maria Pantziara, Cleanthis Ioannides
Osteoid osteomas of the wrist are relatively rare and the diagnosis is challenging due to atypical clinical features. We describe a case of an osteoid osteoma of the scaphoid bone associated with calcific tendinitis of the adjacent flexor carpi radialis tendon and periarticular soft tissue calcifications in a 21-year-old man presenting with radial-sided wrist pain. The lesion was successfully treated with CT-guided RF ablation. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an osteoid osteoma of the wrist associated with calcific tendinitis and periarthritis...
March 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Tulio Diniz-Fernandes, Alexandre Leme Godoy-Santos, Maria Cristina Santo, Pedro Pontin, Caio Augusto Alves Pereira, Yuri Justi Jardim, Ana Paula Pereira Velosa, Nicola Maffulli, Walcy Rosolia Teodoro, Vera Luiza Capelozzi
Posterior tibial tendinopathy (PTT) can lead to acquired flatfoot in adults. Many patients develop PTT without any identifiable risk factors. Molecular changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) polymorphism may influence the risk of developing PTT. We aim to investigate the association between matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and (MMP-8) gene polymorphisms with changes in collagen I, III and V in PTT. A case-control study with 22 patients and 5 controls was performed. The MMP-1 (2G/2G) and MMP-8 (T/T) genotypes were determined by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
March 13, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
Brian C Lau, Daria Motamedi, Anthony Luke
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging is increasingly being used for static and dynamic imaging of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones. New, hand-held, pocket-sized ultrasounds are more portable and affordable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of pocket-sized ultrasound to diagnose shoulder pathology. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary Care Hospital. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (mean age 54; range 42-68 years) referred for a shoulder ultrasound for evaluation of shoulder pain were recruited...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Anna Jungwirth-Weinberger, Christian Gerber, Glenn Boyce, Thorsten Jentzsch, Simon Roner, Dominik C Meyer
Background: Passive glenohumeral range of motion may be characteristically limited to specific shoulder pathologies. While pain associated with loss of range of passive external glenohumeral rotation is recognized as a salient feature in adhesive capsulitis, restriction of glenohumeral range of motion in calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon has never been studied. Hypothesis: On the basis of clinical observation, we hypothesized that calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon is associated with loss of passive glenohumeral abduction without loss of external rotation...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Oliver Nickolaas Schipper, Robert Bentley Anderson, Bruce E Cohen
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon insertional sleeve avulsions occur when the Achilles distal tendon sleeve ruptures off of its insertion into the calcaneal tuberosity, sometimes with a small bony fragment from calcific tendinosis. Little evidence exists describing the outcomes and rerupture rate after operative management of Achilles tendon sleeve avulsions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who sustained an Achilles sleeve avulsion injury treated with operative repair between October 2005 and July 2014...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas P, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios Petrou
Current treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections. If unsuccessful, a lot of clinicians suggest several physiotherapy modalities, such as shockwave therapy and electrotherapy. The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture, as a substitute for failed medical treatment in calcific tendonitis. In a pilot study, we prospectively followed ten patients, treated with electroacupuncture for calcific tendonitis, that failed to respond to medical treatment...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Gurjit S Kaeley, Lihi Eder, Sibel Z Aydin, Marwin Gutierrez, Catherine Bakewell
OBJECTIVE: To describe the growing importance of enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of clinical and imaging methods currently used to assess enthesitis. METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using the terms psoriatic arthritis, entheses, enthesitis, pathology, imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, clinical, and indices. Articles were deemed relevant if they provided insight into the pathology, monitoring, and/or diagnosis of enthesitis in PsA, or if they discussed clinical or imaging indices used to assess enthesitis...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Xiao Wang, Liang Xie, Janet Crane, Gehua Zhen, Fengfeng Li, Ping Yang, Manman Gao, Ruoxian Deng, Yiguo Wang, Xiaohua Jia, Cunyi Fan, Mei Wan, Xu Cao
Enthesopathy is a disorder of bone, tendon, or ligament insertion. It represents one-fourth of all tendon-ligament diseases and is one of the most difficult tendon-ligament disorders to treat. Despite its high prevalence, the exact pathogenesis of this condition remains unknown. Here, we show that TGF-β was activated in both a semi-Achilles tendon transection (SMTS) mouse model and in a dorsiflexion immobilization (DI) mouse model of enthesopathy. High concentrations of active TGF-β recruited mesenchymal stromal stem cells (MSCs) and led to excessive vessel formation, bone deterioration, and fibrocartilage calcification...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Vito Chianca, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Federico Midiri, Giovanni Mauri, Alberto Aliprandi, Michele Catapano, Lorenzo Carlo Pescatori, Cristian Giuseppe Monaco, Salvatore Gitto, Anna Pisani Mainini, Angelo Corazza, Santi Rapisarda, Grazia Pozzi, Antonio Barile, Carlo Masciocchi, Luca Maria Sconfienza
Rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy (RCCT) is a very common condition caused by the presence of calcific deposits in the rotator cuff (RC) or in the subacromial-subdeltoid (SASD) bursa when calcification spreads around the tendons. The pathogenetic mechanism of RCCT is still unclear. It seems to be related to cell-mediated disease in which metaplastic transformation of tenocytes into chondrocytes induces calcification inside the tendon of the RC. RCCT is a frequent finding in the RC that may cause significant shoulder pain and disability...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Enzo Silvestri, Antonio Barile, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Davide Orlandi, Angelo Corazza, Luigi Zugaro, Carlo Masciocchi, Luca Maria Sconfienza
PURPOSE: To perform an online survey among all members of the Italian College of Musculoskeletal Radiology to understand how therapeutic musculoskeletal procedures are performed in daily practice in Italy. METHODS: We administered an online survey to all 2405 members about the use of therapeutic musculoskeletal procedures in their institutions asking 16 different questions. Subgroup analysis was performed between general and orthopaedic hospitals with Mann-Whitney U and χ 2 statistics...
December 16, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
A Di Matteo, R De Angelis, E Cipolletta, E Filippucci, W Grassi
Background Despite being promising, the use of ultrasound (US) in the assessment of musculoskeletal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still limited. Literature on this topic is scarce and the spectrum and clinical relevance of US abnormalities has not yet been outlined. With this paper, we aim to explore the panel of joint and tendon US findings in a group of SLE patients. Methods Twenty-five consecutive SLE patients, with current or medical history of musculoskeletal symptoms, were studied...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
Ann K Rosenthal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals are associated with two important musculoskeletal syndromes. Deposition of BCP crystals in tendons, bursae, and other soft tissues around joints causes calcific periarthritis, whereas intra-articular BCP crystals contribute to osteoarthritis and cause the highly destructive arthritis known as Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome. The epidemiology and natural history of these syndromes are poorly understood, and because the pathogenesis remains unclear, few targeted therapies are available...
March 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Christelle Darrieutort-Laffite, Frédéric Blanchard, Benoit Le Goff
Calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff is due to apatite deposits in the shoulder tendons. Patients affected by calcific tendonitis have chronic shoulder pain and disability. Although the disease is frequent, about 10 to 42% of painful shoulders, mechanisms leading to this pathological mineralization are still largely unknown. Research reported in the 1990s suggested that the formation of calcific deposits is linked to cells looking like chondrocytes identified around calcium deposits within a fibrocartilage area...
November 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Gernot Lang, Kaywan Izadpanah, Eva Johanna Kubosch, Dirk Maier, Norbert Südkamp, Peter Ogon
BACKGROUND: Glenohumeral exploration is routinely performed during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder (CTS). However, evidence on the prevalence of intraarticular co-pathologies is lacking and the benefit of glenohumeral exploration remains elusive. The aim of the present study was to assess and quantify intraoperative pathologies during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in order to determine whether standardized diagnostic glenohumeral exploration appears justified in CTS patients...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Amol Saxena, Deann Hofer
We present a case report with 1-year follow-up data of a 57-year-old male soccer referee who had sustained an acute triple Achilles tendon rupture injury during a game. His triple Achilles tendon rupture consisted of a rupture of the proximal watershed region, a rupture of the main body (mid-watershed area), and an avulsion-type rupture of insertional calcific tendinosis. The patient was treated surgically with primary repair of the tendon, including tenodesis with anchors. Postoperative treatment included non-weightbearing for 4 weeks and protected weightbearing until 10 weeks postoperative, followed by formal physical therapy, which incorporated an "antigravity" treadmill...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Yeong-Jin Kim, Jae-Young Park, Ki-Young Choi, Bong-Ju Moon, Jung-Kil Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Case description. OBJECTIVE: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is a rare clinical entity that causes severe neck pain. This entity is not well recognized due to its nonspecific presentation such as acute neck pain, neck stiffness, and odynophagia. The importance of this disease with a review of the literature is presented. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an inflammatory condition caused by deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite in the superior oblique tendon fibers of the longus colli muscle...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Uthman Alamoudi, Ahmed A Al-Sayed, Yasser AlSallumi, Matthew H Rigby, S Mark Taylor, Robert D Hart, Jonathan R B Trites
INTRODUCTION: Acute calcific longus colli tendinitis, also known as retropharyngeal or acute calcific prevertebral tendinitis, is a reactive self-limiting inflammatory response to acute or subacute deposition of amorphous calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in the tendons of the longus colli muscle, anterior to the C1-C2 disk space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old man presented with a complaint of neck pain and odynophagia over a few days. Blood test findings showed mild leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Atesch Ateschrang, Daniel Körner, Konrad Joisten, Marc-Daniel Ahrend, Steffen Schröter, Ulrich Stöckle, Stephan Riedmann
INTRODUCTION: Numerous publications are dealing with acute Achilles tendon rupture. To our knowledge, no systematic trial has been published analyzing the incidence, risk factors and the potential clinical impact of postoperative tendon calcifications (PTC) after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze these relevant aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2003 and November 2010, a total of 126 patients with an acute, complete Achilles tendon rupture were treated with a percutaneous technique according to Ma and Griffith at a single university-based trauma department...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Ahmed Abdelbaki, Shady Abdelbaki, Neeraj Bhatt, Nishant Gupta, Shuo Li, Ahmadreza Ghasemiesfe, Yogesh Kumar
Acute calcific tendinitis (ACT) of the longus colli muscle is a rare cause of debilitating neck pain. The ACT is presumed to be an aseptic inflammatory process of the superior oblique tendons of the longus colli muscle. It is often confused with other more concerning conditions including trauma, epidural abscess, disc herniation, and neoplasm. We present two cases of ACT and a brief literature review to stress the risk of misdiagnosis. A 38-year-old male presented with neck pain and stiffness accompanied by dysphagia...
August 23, 2017: Curēus
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