Rotator-cuff meaning

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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.
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The set of four muscles that control rotation of the shoulder.
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A group of muscles, under the deltoid muscle, covering the shoulder joint and connecting the humerus to the scapula: it controls shoulder rotation.
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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.
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The set of four muscles that control rotation of the shoulder.
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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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A set of four smaller muscles in the shoulder responsible for rotating the humerus (upper arm bone).
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Teres minor.
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