Calcifying Tendinitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 14, 2020
  • Author: Anthony H Woodward, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnostic considerations include the following:

  • Dystrophic calcification. Calcification can be found in degenerative rotator cuff tendons. In contrast to calcifying tendinitis, degenerative tendon contains many forms of calcium salts associated with increased type III collagen.