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Calcific Tendonitis Classifications

  1. Stages of Calcifying Tendinitis:Uthoff’s Classification  
  2. Radiological classification of Calcifying Tendinitis : Bosworth
  3. Radiological morphology of Calcifying Tendinitis : Molé Classification
  4. Radiological staging of Calcifying Tendinitis : Gartner and Heyer Classification


Stages of Calcifying Tendinitis: Uhthoff’s  Classification  

1 - Pre-calcific stage - Metaplasia of tenocytes into chondrocytes
2 - Calcific stage
         Formative phase
         Resting phase
         Resorptive stage
3 - Post-calcific phase

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Radiological classification of Calcifying Tendinitis : Bosworth

Tiny          Barely visible on fluoroscopy
Medium    <  1.5cm;
Large        > 1.5cm

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Radiological morphology of Calcifying Tendinitis : Molé Classification (1993)

A  calcification dense homogenous with clear contours
B  calcification dense split/separated with clear contours
C  calcification non-homogenous serrated contours
D  calcification dystrophic calcification of the insertion in continuity with the tuberosity

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Radiological classification of Calcifying Tendinitis: Gartner and Heyer

Type 1: clearly circumscribed and dense, formative
Type 2: clearly circumscribed, translucent, cloudy and dense
Type 3: Cloudy and translucent, resorptive

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