Effect of therapeutic ultrasound on calcific supraspinatus tendinitis: Calcific tendinitis is an important cause of shoulder pain. There are various modalities used to treat calcific tendinitis. Ultra-Sound therapy (UST) is a non-invasive modality of treatment. It is not costly. The aims of the present study were to see the efficacy of UST on calcific tendonitis. This was a prospective study done at BSMMU, BIRDEM and Rangpur Medical College Hospital. All the cases with duration of illness more than three months, and diameter of stones more than 5mm were included in this study. Out of 26 cases 10(38%) were male, 14(54%) were housewife, 8(31%) were businessmen. UST were given to all cases for 10 minute with 1 to 1.5 W/sq cm for 12 doses. After 12 doses of UST all the patients became free from pain and restriction of movements. Radiographs of 24(92%) cases showed no calculi. Only two patients showed clinical improvement only but radiographs showed no change in caiculi and symptoms returned after one and two months respectively.
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