Analysis of calcific deposits in calcifying tendinitis.

@article{Gaertner1990AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of calcific deposits in calcifying tendinitis.},
  author={Jutta Gaertner and B. Simons},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1990},
  volume={254},
  pages={111-20}
}
The precise composition of calcific deposits in calcifying tendinitis is still unknown. However, analysis of such deposits can help to elucidate the disease's pathogenesis. Twenty-five calcific deposits from various phases of the disease were analyzed by several methods. The macroscopic appearance of the specimens during the acute phase of calcifying tendinitis resembled a milky emulsion; in contrast, it resembled a granular conglomerate during the chronic phase. X-ray diffraction showed a… CONTINUE READING

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