rotator cuff

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rotator cuff

n.
1. An anatomical structure composed of the tendons of four muscles that control rotation of the shoulder and of parts of the capsule of the shoulder joint.
2. The set of four muscles that control rotation of the shoulder.
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rotator cuff

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the structure around the shoulder joint consisting of the capsule of the joint along with the tendons of the adjacent muscles
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ro′tator cuff`


n.
a bandlike group of muscles encircling and supporting the shoulder joint and controlling shoulder rotation.
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ro·ta·tor cuff

(rō′tā′tər)
A group of muscles and tendons attaching the shoulder to the scapula (shoulder blade) that provide stability to the shoulder joint and act to rotate the arm. Injuries to the rotator cuff often happen when the arm is repeatedly moved over the head with great force, as when pitching a baseball.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotator cuff - 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
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideus - a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
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Translations

rotator cuff

n manguito rotador
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References in periodicals archive ?
Considering that periscapular imbalances may be associated with kinematic disorders of the shoulder complex including scapular dyskinesis and impingement syndrome (7,12), shoulder rehabilitation has been implemented for restoring the function and timing of periscapular and scapulohumeral muscles, and especially the rotator cuff, anterior serratus and trapezius muscles (4,7,12).
This seems to show that the posterior scapular tilt follows the increase of the thoracohumeral angle, demonstrating advantages not only towards stability of the shoulder girdle but also for the force-length relationship of the scapulohumeral muscles (Borsa et al., 2003).