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Table 4 Intraoperative macroscopic characteristics 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 Percent
Consistency of calcification Tooth paste   10 6.9
  Tough + Tooth paste   92 63.4
  Tough + Tooth paste + streaks   1 0.7
  Tough + Tooth paste + clods   1 0.7
  Snow   20 13.8
  Snow + flaky   12 8.3
  Snow + streaks   2 1.4
  Snow + toothpaste   3 2.1
  Red/brown “sauce”   1 0.7
  Calcification of bursa + snow   1 0.7
  Flakes on RC   1 0.7
  Cloudy   1 0.7
Structure of calcification From very fine (1) to rough (5) 1 39 26.9
2 1 0.7
3 98 67.6
4 2 1.4
5 5 3.4