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2020 Sep




Characteristics of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of symptomatic chronic calcifying tendinitis: preliminary case reports.


Saito T, Sugimoto H, Sasanuma H, Iijima Y, Takeshita K
JSES Int. 2020 Sep; 4(3):555-558.
PMID: 32939485.


The symptoms of chronic calcifying tendinitis consist of shoulder contracture and impingement sign. However, there have been no reports about the use of imaging studies to differentiate these 2 clinical symptoms. A "burning sign" caused by abnormal blood flow was previously reported in the shoulder joint in patients with frozen shoulder by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging. This burning sign was related to pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with symptomatic chronic calcifying tendinitis and to examine the relationship between the location of the burning sign and the physical findings.