Double-needle ultrasound-guided percutaneous treatment of rotator cuff calcific tendinitis: Tips & tricks

Luca Maria Sconfienza, Sara Viganò, Chiara Martini, Alberto Aliprandi, Pietro Randelli, Giovanni Serafini, Francesco Sardanelli

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Abstract

Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis is a very common disease and may result in a very painful shoulder. Aetiology of this disease is still poorly understood. When symptoms are mild, this disease may be treated conservatively. Several treatment options have been proposed. Among them, ultrasound-guided procedures have been recently described. All procedures use one or two needles to inject a fluid, to dissolve calcium and to aspirate it. In the present article, we review some tips and tricks that may be useful to improve performance of an ultrasound-guided double-needle procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis
  • Shoulder
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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