Calcific Tendinitis in the Elbow Presented as Acute Tennis Elbow

  • Ravi Bhandari Department of Orthopaedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ritesh Sinha Department of Orthopaedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nirab Kayastha Department of Orthopaedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Amit Joshi Department of Orthopaedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Calcific tendinitis occurs frequently in shoulder and hip region. Its occurrence in elbow joint is frequently misdiagnosed because of its rare incidence and similar clinical presentation with other acute conditions of elbow like trauma, infection and tennis elbow. Characteristic symptoms of this condition are acute onset of pain, tenderness and swelling on the lateral aspect the elbow. Plain Radiograph is the primary modality to distinguish and evaluate this condition. Awareness and familiarity with this condition helps in early diagnosis and avoids unnecessary treatments and biopsy as this condition is self-limited.
Keywords: Calcific tendinitis; self-limited; tennis elbow.

Published
2020-01-21
How to Cite
BHANDARI, Ravi et al. Calcific Tendinitis in the Elbow Presented as Acute Tennis Elbow. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 4, p. 553-555, jan. 2020. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/2104>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v17i4.2104.