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Calcific tendonitis of the tibialis posterior tendon at the navicular attachment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22470798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Calcific tendinosis (tendonosis/tendonitis) is a condition which results from the deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in any tendon of the body. Calcific tendonitis usually presents with pain, which can be exacerbated by prolonged use of the affected tendon. We report a case of calcific tendinosis in the posterior tibialis tendon at the navicular insertion. The pathology is rare in the foot, and extremely rare in the tibialis posterior tendon, indeed there are only 2 reported in the published literature. This case report highlights the need to consider calcific tendinosis in the foot despite its rarity. If this diagnosis is considered early, appropriate investigations can then be requested and unnecessary biopsies, use of antibiotics and surgery can be avoided. We also discuss possible causes of calcific tendinosis in the tibialis posterior tendon, the role of imaging modalities and review treatment methods.
Luke Harries; Susan Kempson; Roland Watura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of radiology case reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1943-0922     ISO Abbreviation:  J Radiol Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-19     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494925     Medline TA:  J Radiol Case Rep     Country:  Unknown    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical School, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, England.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy
Foot / pathology*,  radiography*
Foot Diseases / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy
Tendinopathy / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy

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