Rotator cuff

Rotator Cuff: The musculotendinous sheath formed by the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor muscles. These help stabilize the Humeral Head in the Glenoid Cavity of the Scapula and allow for rotation of the Shoulder Joint about its longitudinal axis.1

   •   •   •

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.2


Types may include:3

Types of Rotator Cuff:

  • Infraspinatus
  • Subscapularis
  • Supraspinatus
  • Teres Minor Muscle

Categories for Rotator cuff

Category of Rotator Cuff:

  • Other Anatomic Concept

Anatomy Articles

Read about these related anatomy topics:

   •   •   •


  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

   •   •   •

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.