European Journal of Therapeutics
Original Article

Hyperlipidemia in Patients with Calcific Tendinitis

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Department of Cardiology, Fethiye State Hospital, Muğla, Turkey

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Fethiye State Hospital, Muğla, Turkey

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Department of Cardiology, Kırıkkale Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Kırıkkale, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2022; 28: 166-170
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2022.22040
Read: 285 Downloads: 280 Published: 22 September 2022

Objective: Calcific tendinitis is a disease of unclear etiology and is associated with metabolic diseases. Hyperlipidemia, one of the metabolic diseases with systemic effects, may be associated with tendinopathy and tendinitis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between hyperlipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia, calcific tendinitis, the location of tendinitis, and the frequency of severely symptomatic tendinitis attacks.

Methods: This retrospective study included a total of 2055 patients diagnosed with calcific tendinitis between August 1, 2019, and August 1, 2021. The patients were evaluated in terms of their hyperlipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia status, statin and/or fibrate use, and the frequency of tendinitis, and the location of attack.

Results: It was observed that 64.4% (n=230) of the patients had hyperlipidemia and 11.8% (n=42) had hypertriglyceridemia. It was determined that the most common tendinitis area among 357 patients was the shoulder. There was no statistically significant difference between the frequency of attacks (P = .712), and the location of attack (P = .069) in patients with hyperlipidemia. There was no statistically significant difference between the frequency of attacks (P =.735) and the location of attack (P =.286) in patients with hypertriglyceridemia. However, a statistically significant difference was found between the attack area (P =.032) in patients with triglyceride values higher than the target recommended values.

Conclusion: The frequency of hyperlipidemia is high in patients with calcific tendinitis; it will be useful to evaluate patients with calcific tendinitis in terms of hyperlipidemia.

Cite this article as: Polat E, Özyer F, Yüce EI, İnanç İH. Hyperlipidemia in patients with calcific tendinitis. Eur J Ther. 2022;28(3):166-170.

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