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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

a musculotendinous structure about the capsule of the shoulder joint, formed by the inserting fibers of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis muscles, which blend with the capsule and provide mobility and strength to the shoulder joint.
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Rotator cuff

rotator cuff

The tendinous structure around the shoulder joint consisting of the tendons of four adjacent muscles blended with the capsule of the joint. Tearing or degeneration of any of these fibres may cause the common, painful and disabling rotator cuff syndrome in which there may be inability to raise the arm in a particular direction. Surgical repair may be necessary.

rotator cuff

four muscles (supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor), which act in synergy at the shoulder joint to facilitate movement and provide stability by maintaining the head of the humerus in the glenoid cavity. In sport, most commonly injured in throwing, swimming and racquet sports with tears, tendonitis or (in young athletes) impingement.

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Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean

A. Well this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.

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26,27) Notably, both the yield and ultimate loads encountered in the current study exceed the loads generated by the intact rotator cuff (36,37) and may be sufficient to protect the repair and permit healing during the initial post-operative period.
Sometimes an MRI can overdiagnose rotator cuff tears even when no tear exists, or indicate a complete rotator cuff tear when in fact it is only partially torn.
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Although the true pathogenesis of rotator cuff tears remains unclear, mechanisms of RC degeneration are broadly divided into extrinsic and intrinsic factors.
When developing a rotator cuff exercise program specific for fishing, high repetitions and low weight should be emphasized, to complement long fights and repetitive fly casts.
They also showed significantly increased levels of cytokine and apoptotic genes in human supraspinatus and subscapularis tendon harvested from patients with rotator cuff tears.
Both Mr Kramer and Dr Hyde conclude the ultrasound examination still provided valuable information and you would have been advised to proceed with surgery in view of the findings and the clinical concern that a rotator cuff tear was present.
Exercises that keep the rotator cuff muscles loose and also strengthen them will reduce the likelihood of future injuries.
Rotator cuff exercises should emphasize external rotation.
These stresses often lead to injuries within the soft tissues of the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff and capsule of the glenohumeral joint.
The most common causes of shoulder pain are injuries to the rotator cuff.
Some months ago I suffered a rotator cuff injury, which mystified me when the orthopedic surgeon first pronounced the diagnosis.