Korean J Sports Med.  2016 Dec;34(2):190-194. 10.5763/kjsm.2016.34.2.190.

Isolated Infraspinatus Tear and Suprascapular Nerve Neuropathy after Barbotage and Steroid Injection of Calcific Tendinitis

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. allthatineed@hanmail.net


Isolated rupture of infraspinatus after barbotage for calcific tendinitis has not been reported in the literature. We report on a case of isolated infraspinatus rupture and suprascapular nerve neuropathy after steroid injection and barbotage of calcific tendinitis in rotator cuff. At 6-month follow-up after surgery, satisfactory clinical and radiological outcomes were observed with daily activity level. The author reports this case and review the literature.


Calcific tendinitis; Rotator cuff tear; Suprascapular nerve neuropathy; Barbotage; Steroid injection
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