LA TENDINOPATIA CALCIFICA G. Mignani, S. Galletti Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli - Bologna Divisione di Ortopedia e Traumatologia C/O Ospedale di Bentivoglio Servizio di ecografia muscolo-scheletrica Dr. S.Galletti CALCIFICAZIONI SPALLA “STORIA” •Uhthoff (1975) – Metaplasia tendinea Uhthoff HK. : Virchows Arch. A. Pathol. Anat. Histopathol. 1975:366. 51-58. CalcifyingTendinitis, an active cellmediated calcification Uhthoff HK, Loehr JW. : J Am. Acad. Orthop. Surg. 1997 Jul.5(4):183-191. Calcific Tendinopathy of the Rotator Cuff: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management OPZIONI TERAPEUTICHE : - ONDE D’URTO - CHIRURGIA APERTA - CHIRURGIA ARTROSCOPICA - LAVAGGIO ECOGUIDATO TPE OPZIONI TERAPEUTICHE : Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Therapy Relieves Shoulder Pain Caused By Calcifications: Presented at RSNA LAVAGGIO ECOGUIDATO By Ed Susman CHICAGO, IL -- November 29, 2007 -- Doctors said that a quick, inexpensive, ultrasound-guided therapy can relieve disabling shoulder pain caused by calcification in the tendons. The procedure used a simple saline lavage treatment to dissolve and rinse away the calcification, successfully removing more than 50% of the calcium from the shoulder lesion in more than 93% of the cases, the researchers said reported here at the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "This is a quick, successful and inexpensive therapy for tendon calcification," said Luca Sconfienza, MD, Radiologist, A.O. Ospedale Santa Corona, Pietra Ligure, Italy, said in a press briefing.