Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendonitis Treatment
Ultrasound Guided Needle Lavage
Dr. Silberman at New Jersey Sports Medicine specializes in ultrasound examination of tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries and ultrasound guided injections of cortisone, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP),
bone marrow aspirate (stem cells), and ultrasound guided calcific tendonitis needle lavage.
Dr. Silberman holds a certification in the specialty of musculoskeletal sonography from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the globally recognized standard of excellence in sonography. He teaches physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students.
Ultrasound guided calcific tendonitis/tendinitis needle lavage is a first line treatment of calcific tendonitis of the shoulder or any joint. Ultrasound guided calcific tendonitis needle lavage is an in office procedure that avoids the costs and risks of surgery. Dr. Silberman's method of calcific tendon needle lavage is essentially painless once local
anesthesia is acheived with a small needle and lidocaine injection.
With ultrasound guided calcific tendonitis needle lavage pain disappeared in 89.26% and the calcification disappeared in 86.78% patients treated. Study: Treatment of the calcific tendinopathy of the
rotator cuff by ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle lavage.