SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured X-ray (front view) of the shoulder joint of a female patient aged 47, showing calcifying tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon. The upper arm bone (humerus, at right) articulates with the scapula bone of the shoulder (upper left). Above the humerus are calcifications caused by inflammation of this tendon. The patient had symptoms of severe shoulder pain such as in arc syndrome (pain when the arm is raised).
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