rotator cuff

rotator cuff
noun Date: 1961 a supporting and strengthening structure of the shoulder joint that is made up of the capsule of the shoulder joint blended with tendons and muscles as they pass to the capsule or across it to insert on the head of the humerus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rotator cuff — n. a group of muscles, under the deltoid muscle, covering the shoulder joint and connecting the humerus to the scapula: it controls shoulder rotation …   English World dictionary

  • Rotator cuff — Infobox Anatomy Name = Rotator cuff Latin = GraySubject = 123 GrayPage = Caption = Muscles on the dorsum of the scapula, and the Triceps brachii. Caption2 = The scapular and circumflex arteries. System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rotator cuff — A group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Each of the four tendons hooks up to a muscle that moves the shoulder in a specific direction. The four muscles whose tendons form the rotator cuff are: The subscapularis muscle, which… …   Medical dictionary

  • rotator cuff — noun A set of four smaller muscles in the shoulder responsible for rotating the humerus (upper arm bone). In my quest for world records, I ruined both my rotator cuffs. The cuff, a group of four relatively small (but important) shoulder muscles… …   Wiktionary

  • rotator cuff — ro′tator cuff n. anat. a bandlike group of muscles encircling and supporting the shoulder joint and controlling shoulder rotation …   From formal English to slang

  • rotator cuff — a bandlike structure encircling and supporting the shoulder joint, formed by four muscles attached to and merging with the joint capsule. * * * …   Universalium

  • rotator cuff — noun Anatomy, chiefly N. Amer. a tough sheath of tendons and ligaments that supports the arm at the shoulder joint …   English new terms dictionary

  • rotator cuff — noun a supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑anatomical structure, ↑complex body part, ↑bodily structure, ↑body… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rotator cuff tear — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Muscles on the dorsum of the scapula, and the Triceps brachii. DiseasesDB = 32230 ICD10 = ICD10|M|75|1|m|70, ICD10|S|46|0|s|40 ICD9 = ICD9|726.1 ICD9|727.61, ICD9|840.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus =… …   Wikipedia

  • rotator cuff tendinitis — an overuse injury consisting of inflammation of tendons of one or more of the muscles forming the rotator cuff, usually owing to repetitive elevation and abduction of the upper limb; it can lead to tendon degeneration and bony changes of the… …   Medical dictionary

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