Clinical diagnostic features of calcific tendonitis

Are there diagnostic trends in clinical findings in patients with calcific tendons?

This retrospective study lends support to a unique diagnostic trend in clinical assessment of passive shoulder mobility, which can aid in the differential diagnoses of common shoulder pathologies.

The authors concluded that clinical findings of passive glenohumeral movement, in particular restricted abduction accompanied by normal external rotation, was a hallmark sign of calcific tendonitis that may prove useful in the differentiation from suspected adhesive capsulitis.

 
 

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