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Table 3 Preoperative radiographic assessment of calcifying tendinitis

From: Examination of concomitant glenohumeral pathologies in patients treated arthroscopically for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder and implications for routine diagnostic joint exploration

Parameter   N = 145 %
Localization (missing: n = 1) Medial 28 19.4
Lateral 104 72.2
Lateral +50% medial 11 7.6
Medial +50% lateral 1 0.7
Number of calcifications 1 137 94.5
2 6 4.1
3 0 0
4 2 1.4
Acromion morphology [21] 1 – Flat 46 31.7
2 – Curved 86 59.3
3 – Hooked 13 9
Ultrasound – affected quadrants 1 115 79.3
2 41 28.3
3 10 6.9
4 11 7.6
Ultrasound Total number of lesions 139  
Dorsal attenuation 118 81.4