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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2002;5(1):42-46.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2002.5.1.042    Published online June 30, 2002.
Treatment of Acute Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder with Barbotage
Suk Kee Tae, M.D.,Young Bok Jung, M.D., Kyoung Hwan Kim, M.D., Tae Ho Kim, M.D.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul,Korea
다발성 탐침술을 이용한 견관절 급성 석회화 건염의 치료
태석기, 정영복, 김경환, 김태호
중앙대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
Abstract
Purpose
: To analyze the outcome after barbotage and subacromial corticosteroid injection in acute pain attack with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Materials and Methods : Twenty-two patients with acute calcific tendinitis were analyzed with average follow-up of twenty-two months. The shape and size of calcific deposits were classified. The outcome was assessed by UCLA shoulder score and pain in visual analogue scale(VAS). Results : Sixteen patients(73%) had permanent relief of pain. The results assessed by UCLA score were excellent in fourteen patients and good in two patients. Average VAS for pain was 0.6±0.73 (range:0-2). No complication was encountered, but six patients underwent surgical treatment due to lack of improvement or recurrence. Conclusion : Barbotage as a primary treatment in acute calcific tendinits of the shoulder is simple and effective, and therefore should be tried before surgical intervention.
Key Words: Shoulder, Acute calcific tendinitis, Barbotage


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