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Ultrasound Guided Calcific Tendonitis Lavage


 

Ultrasound Guided Calcific Tendonitis Lavage

  • Calcific tendonitis is a painful condition where small calcium deposits form in tendons. This can commonly occur in the shoulder and hip area. While we don’t yet fully understand the mechanism for how these deposits occur, they tend to affect individuals who perform activity that involves overhead motion like lifting and playing certain sports. Calcific tendonitis is also more common in women between the ages of 35 and 65.
  • These calcium deposits can commonly be seen on x-ray or ultrasound. If conservative measures like rest, medications, and physical therapy do not provide relief, other treatment options include surgery to remove the calcium deposits or another less invasive option is Ultrasound guided needle lavage. Lavage means to wash out with fluid. Using ultrasound to visualize the calcium deposit, a needle can be guided into the deposit to flush out the calcium with fluid.
  • This needle-based procedure is much less invasive than surgery, requires no incision, minimizes risk of complications, has very little downtime of 2-3 days, and individuals can resume regular activity quickly
Location
Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406
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