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Shoulder arthroscopy. Image 1 of 4. Surgeon injecting the shoulder of a patient affected by calcific tendinitis, prior to performing an arthroscopic procedure. Calcific tendinitis occurs when deposits of hydroxyapatite (crystalline calcium phosphate) form in a tendon, causing pain and inflammation. This usually occurs in the tendons of the rotator cuff (shoulder), but can occur in any tendon of the body. Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure (keyhole surgery) where a fibre optic camera is used to guide surgery of the affected area. Here it will be used to remove the calcified deposits from the joint.
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