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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2016; 7(1): 55-60
Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.55
Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff
Mohamed Taha ElShewy
Mohamed Taha ElShewy, Orthopedic Department, Cairo University, Cairo 11412, Egypt
Author contributions: ElShewy MT solely contributed to this work.
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Correspondence to: Mohamed Taha ElShewy, MD, Orthopedic Department, Cairo University, 51 Demascus street, Dokki, Cairo 11412, Egypt.
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Received: May 26, 2015
Peer-review started: May 28, 2015
First decision: August 22, 2015
Revised: September 5, 2015
Accepted: November 17, 2015
Article in press: November 25, 2015
Published online: January 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: This review article discuss calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff regarding the definition, prevalence, pathology, pathogenesis, natural history, clinical presentation, classification, diagnosis and various treatment modalities.