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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.

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

ro′tator cuff`


n.
a bandlike group of muscles encircling and supporting the shoulder joint and controlling shoulder rotation.

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.
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
Translations

rotator cuff

n manguito rotador
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In the case of rotator cuffs, however, individuals may forgo elevating the arm if it is difficult or uncomfortable.
While the rotator cuff is highly complex, it is also relatively weak.
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(86) More recently, Fritz et al reported that cysts within the anterior aspect of the greater tuberosity (Figure 8) have a high positive predictive value (94%) for RC disease; further, anterior greater tuberosity cysts were rarely, only 2.5% of the time, seen with normal rotator cuffs. (84) Cysts within the lesser tuberosity, though less common, almost always correlate with tears of the RC, particularly the overlying subscapularis or supraspinatus tendons.
Recent research linked the drug to over 100 cases of injuries to the tendons of the heel, quadriceps, and rotator cuffs. All active people should forego training until the effects of the drug have passed, or ask their doctor to consider a substitute antibiotic.
Unless and until they get a stiff and painful shoulder, most people don't know they have any such thing as a rotator cuff. Golfers, swimmers, tennis players, volleyball players, and baseball pitchers may all have trouble with their rotator cuffs, but so may anyone who installs high shelves, works with hand tools, or does anything with a lot of shoulder movement.
Younger players with acute injuries such as torn rotator cuffs sometimes require surgery and can return to top form.
Younger players sustain acute injuries such as torn rotator cuffs, sometimes requiring surgery and therapy.
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The first all arthroscopic double row rotator cuff repair in Dubai was performed by USA consultant orthopaedic sports medicine specialist Dr William D Murrell recently, at the Dubai Bone & Joint Center.