Barbotage Procedure - Calcific Tendonosis

We do this procedure primarily for calcific tendonosis of the shoulder. This is where a painful calcium stone forms at the site of a tendon. Commonly this occurs at the supraspinatus tendon in the shoulder.

Barbotage makes it possible to avoid painful, complicated surgery which may result in prolonged down time.

After injecting local anesthetic for your comfort, saline solution is injected around the location of the calcium stone. This is followed by manipulation of the stone with a needle to break it into pieces, causing the stone to dissolve into solution.

Once the stone is gone, we aspirate (suck up) the saline with the dissolved calcium stone.

You should continue aggressive physiotherapy after this procedure.


Please contact our Clinic for further details.

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