chapter  17
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Aspiration of Calcific Tendonitis

ByCaroline Parlier-Cuau, Marc Wybier, Jean-Denis Laredo

The technique described here is performed under fluoroscopic guidance and involves the shoulder, which is the most frequent site of tendinous calcific deposits. Recently, ultrasonography (US) has also been shown to detect and localize rotator cuff calcifications reliably (10). NACD under US guidance has also been reported by two different teams (3,10-12).