Arthroscopic debridement of calcific tendonitis can deliver excellent functional results and high patient satisfaction if performed properly. Calcific tendonitis, or calcifying tendonitis, is a disorder categorized by the multifocal accumulation of calcium phosphate crystals within the rotator cuff tendons.
The treatment involves laser therapy that uses the light energy to dissolve the calcium deposits, and Iontophoresis. The use of low levels of electric current to dissolve the calcium deposits by delivering medication such as cortisone, etc. The right specialist to consult for Arthroscopic Debridement of Calcium Deposits is an Orthopedic and Joint replacement surgeon. The success rate for the treatment varies between 62-76%.