Calcific tendinitis is a form of tendinitis. It is a condition where deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) form in a tendon of the body, most commonly in the tendons of the rotator cuff.

Success rates of shockwave therapy in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder are reported ranging from 78% to 91% (Cacchio et al, 2006, Daecke, Kusnierczak & Loew, 2002, Hsu et al, 2008, Jakobeit et al, 2002, Krasny et al, 2005, Pan et al, 2003, Peters et al, 2004, Pleiner et al, 2004, Rompe et al, 1998, Wang, Ko & Chen, 2001

Calcific Tendonitis Of The Shoulder