Korean J Sports Med.  2011 Jun;29(1):64-67. 10.5763/kjsm.2011.29.1.64.

Calcific Tendinitis of the Common Extensor Tendon: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chonbuk National University College of Medicine, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. cbnuoskbs@naver.com


Calcific tendinitis is most common seen within the rotator cuff of the shoulder, although it may develop around the hip, wrist, elbow, knee, forefoot, and neck. However, there has been no report in the medical literature regarding calcific tendinitis of the common extensor tendon. We present a case of a 26-year-old woman who had calcific tendinitis of the common extensor tendon. Intraoperatively, partial rupture and calcific deposit at the insertion of the common extensor tendon were seen. We were removed calcific deposit and ruptured tissue of common extensor tendon, and then ruptured common extensor tendon was sutured. The patient showed excellent result two years postoperatively with return to range in a degree of activity levels.


Common extensor tendon; Calcific tendinitis
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