Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease in the hand and wrist: a report of six cases

Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease in the hand and wrist: a report of six cases Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition [CHAD] of the hand and wrist, known also as acute calcific tendonitis, is an uncommon entity frequently misdiagnosed as infection, tumor or a tumor-like condition. We describe a series of seven patients in whom the clinical features, means of diagnosis, pathophysiology and modalities of conservative and surgical treatment are discussed. The proper diagnosis avoids unnecessary antibiotic treatment, surgery, potential anesthetic complications and hospitalization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease in the hand and wrist: a report of six cases

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050118
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Abstract

Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition [CHAD] of the hand and wrist, known also as acute calcific tendonitis, is an uncommon entity frequently misdiagnosed as infection, tumor or a tumor-like condition. We describe a series of seven patients in whom the clinical features, means of diagnosis, pathophysiology and modalities of conservative and surgical treatment are discussed. The proper diagnosis avoids unnecessary antibiotic treatment, surgery, potential anesthetic complications and hospitalization.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 16, 1998

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