[Calcinosis tumoralis. Pharmacological alternatives to surgical treatment and its etiological justification]

Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 1989;54(2):159-63.
[Article in Polish]


A detailed case history of a 6 years old child, including biochemical and radiological examinations, has been presented. The disease started with a commonplace contusion of the patella and rapidly progressed after arthrotomy. Dihydroxy-aluminium-natrium carbonicum was applied as well as the low calcium and phosphorus diet. After 4 weeks of treatment, the joint recovered its correct contours; and after further 7 months, only vestigial calcification was observed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum Hydroxide / therapeutic use
  • Calcinosis / etiology
  • Calcinosis / therapy*
  • Child
  • Contusions / complications
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / etiology
  • Joint Diseases / therapy
  • Knee Joint*
  • Male


  • basic aluminum carbonate gel
  • Aluminum Hydroxide