Cortisone and PT helped very little. I read of a procedure used in Europe where a needle, guided by ultrasound, is inserted and the area is flushed with a saline solution. Ten minutes later, a second needle is inserted and the dissolved calcification is aspirated. I cannot find a doc in the PHX area familiar with this procedure ...any ideas how to find one?
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replied August 25th, 2008
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First of all, what does PHX stand for? And have you looked for online medical directories in the orthopedic field?
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replied August 26th, 2008
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Phx is Phoenix...airport code...called the major ortho practices in the area.
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replied August 27th, 2008
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The American College of Rheumatology has a geographic directory where you can look for arthritis specialists by location.

Another option would be to search the clinical trials of the NIH and participate in a shoulder saline procedure clinical trial if there is one ongoing.

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replied August 27th, 2008
Well, thanks for the thought..it's not arthritis tho..radiologists do it..apparently it's too new for the are....I guess I'll wait til someone reads their journal.
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replied October 28th, 2008
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Or if you can afford it, maybe check out treatments in Europe?
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