Tendon calcification - Definition

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Tendon calcification, also called calcific tendonitis, is a benign pathology. It is the result of calcium crystals that are deposited in the tendons. In most cases, the tendon calcification affects the tendons in the shoulder in the group of muscles called the rotator cuff or the gluteus medius muscle. It is responsible for pain, reduced mobility of the tendons, and thus the mobilization of the associated body parts. In case of severe pain, several techniques exist: analgesics or anti-inflammatories, a steroid injection, and sometimes surgery in the cases of significant impact on the body and failures of previous treatments.