Table 1

Correlation between morphology, progressive calcification process and symptoms of the mineral components of calcific tendinopathy (CT) of the rotator cuff, proposed by Chiou [24].

Calcific stage

Phase

Morphologic shape of calcific deposition

Clinical symptoms


Pre-calcific stage

Correlation not evaluated

Calcific stage

Formative phase

Arc or fragmented/punctuated

Mild pain

Resting phase

Nodular

Moderate to severe pain

Resorptive phase

Cystic

Severe pain

Post-calcific stage

Correlation not evaluated


Oliva et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:95   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-95

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