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Table 1 Correlation between morphology, progressive calcification process and symptoms of the mineral components of calcific tendinopathy (CT) of the rotator cuff, proposed by Chiou [24].

From: Physiopathology of intratendinous calcific deposition

Calcific stage Phase Morphologic shape of calcific deposition Clinical symptoms
Pre-calcific stage Correlation not evaluated
Calcific stage Formative phase Arc or fragmented/punctuated Mild pain
  Resting phase Nodular Moderate to severe pain
  Resorptive phase Cystic Severe pain
Post-calcific stage Correlation not evaluated