Calcific Tendonitis Treatment: Barbotage vs. Barbotage With Cortisone Injection

2019-10-21 12:45:43 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of barbotage therapy by comparing the clinical and sonographic changes in patients that solely receive barbotage to patients receiving the standard of care, barbotage with cortisone injection.


Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits building up in a person's muscles or tendons. If calcium builds up in an area, a person may feel pain and discomfort there. The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of barbotage therapy (injecting and washing the shoulder joint with saline) by comparing the amount of pain, shoulder function, and X-Rays in patients with calcific tendonitis that receive the standard of care, barbotage with cortisone injection, against barbotage with saline injection. Receiving barbotage without cortisone is therefore considered experimental.

Study Design


Calcific Tendinitis


Barbotage, Dexamethasone


Not yet recruiting


NYU Langone Health

Results (where available)

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