supraspinatus muscle

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su·pra·spi·na·tus mus·cle

(sū'pră-spī-nā'tŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, supraspinous fossa of scapula; insertion, greater tuberosity of humerus; action, initiates abduction of arm; nerve supply, suprascapular from fifth and sixth cervical.
Synonym(s): musculus supraspinatus [TA] , supraspinous muscle.

supraspinatus muscle

Shoulder muscle. Origin: medial supraspinous fossa of scapula. Insertion: greater tubercle of humerus. Nerve: suprascapular (C4-C6). Action: abducts arm.
See also: muscle
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Two cases of greater tuberosity avulsion fracture were misdiagnosed as PTTs with calcified supraspinatus tendinitis.
A small RCT found that NTG therapy improved short-term pain and joint mobility in patients with acute supraspinatus tendinitis.
Successful treatment of shoulder pain syndrome due to supraspinatus tendinitis with transdermal nitroglycerin.
It is significant that most patients are middle aged, an age when other inflammatory condition affecting collagen fibres, where they attach to bone are common, like tennis elbow, supraspinatus tendinitis etc.
degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis (OA)); or nonarticular disorders such as tennis elbow, supraspinatus tendinitis and fibomyalgia syndrome (FMS).
Frozen shoulder is characterised by a specific pattern of limitation of passive movement of the shoulder and is usually misdiagnosed in patients with supraspinatus tendinitis.
The problem I have is called supraspinatus tendinitis.
1) We can define supraspinatus tendinitis as the non-traumatic, inflammatory and or degenerative changes of tendon.
In a study it is found that both males and females are equally affected with supraspinatus tendinitis.
Supraspinatus tendinitis can be caused by extrinsic and intrinsic factors.
For example, pain in the left shoulder in a patient with RA could be due to synovitis of the shoulder (affecting the inert structure leading to damage), a supraspinatus tendinitis (affecting a contractile structure outside the articular surfaces) or it could be referred from the heart if the patient has ischaemic heart disease due to premature atherosclerosis, which occurs in patients with RA.
A placebo-controlled trial of steroid injections in the treatment of supraspinatus tendinitis.