F Jawad, ASM Jawad
Journal Issue: 
Volume 44: Issue 1: 2014



A 28-year-old woman presented with sudden acute lateral epicondylitis. There was no history of preceding trauma or repetitive use of the arm. Because of the acute onset and signs of acute inflammation, an X-ray was arranged. The X-ray showed a hyperdense calcified elongated globule distal to the lateral epicondyle. A diagnosis of calcific periarthritis (calcium apatite) of the elbow was made. Calcific periarthritis has rarely been reported as a cause of acute elbow pain.

KEYWORDS Epicondylitis, tennis elbow, calcific periarthritis, calcium apatite crystals

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