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      Amarjit Kaur
      Participant

      Hi often I see echogenic foci at distal patella tendon without bony irregularity. Any suggestion what you would write in your report besides describing the appearances?
      Thanks

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      Stephen Bird
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      Hi Amarjit,

      I see it a lot. I am not exactly sure but i think it is dystrophic calcification from tenocyte death. ie from chronic stress.
      It is usually asymptomatic so it makes no sense that it is hydroxyapatite or gout (monosodium urate) crystal deposition.
      I think it is a benign finding and simply suggests some athletic activity which has previously overloaded the tendon.
      I would appreciate everyone else’s opinion on this,

      Steve

    • #8310
      Amarjit Kaur
      Participant

      Yes definitely not hydroxyapatite or gout.
      I just normally explain as echogenic foci possibly scarring.

    • #8590
      Stephen Bird
      Keymaster

      I think this is a fair explanation,

      Steve

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