Rotator cuff Tear: A Closer Look
The rotator cuff is comprised of four different muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and the teres minor). These four muscles combine to form a “cuff” over the humeral head (top of the upper arm).
This group of tendons is very important in overhead lifting as well as overhead motions such as swimming and throwing sports.
For more specific information, please check with your provider.
Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
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