• Acute calcific tendinitis of the finger--a case report.

      Ali, S N; Kelly, J L; The Department of Plastic Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8AL, England. (2004-07)
      Acute calcific tendinitis of the hand is rare and often misdiagnosed as infection, fracture or periarthritis. It frequently occurs in peri-menopausal women and is caused by deposits of hydroxyapatite crystals. We describe acute calcific tendinitis of the flexor digitorum superficialis insertion in an elderly man taking oral anticoagulants. The differential diagnoses and recommended treatment are discussed.