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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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For patients who do require surgery, a new study published today in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) suggests surgical treatment for rotator cuff tears reduces indirect costs, including ability to work and fewer missed work days.
There are several products available to augment rotator cuff repair, but they suffer from strength, suture pull-through and surgical deployment issues, all of which the STR graft addresses," Laurencin noted.
John Itamura, an orthopedic surgeon at USC University Hospital, repaired the rotator cuff using the first Restore Orthobiologic Soft Tissue implant - commonly known as the ``pig patch.
Double row repairs restore the correct anatomy and have been demonstrated to result in better clinical outcomes with fewer re-tears of the rotator cuff.
When it didn't heal and I couldn't raise my arm, I tried physical therapy, but it did not help because I had a massive, irreparable tear of my rotator cuff.
This controversy and other issues related to rotator cuff disease will be discussed by an international panel in a media briefing, "Topics in Rotator Cuff Disease," at the Academy's Annual Meeting to be held at the San Diego Convention Center on February 16, 2007 at 3:45 p.
In the United States, approximately 400,000 full thickness rotator cuff tears are treated each year.
Pairing our technology with that of a market leader is an ideal scenario for the future of the AutoCuff System platform to revolutionize rotator cuff repair on a global level.
It is likely that a number of European surgeons who now perform open or mini-open procedures for torn rotator cuffs, which is the majority today, will move toward totally arthroscopic procedures thanks to this technology.
Hart added that in addition to the AutoCuff System technology for rotator cuff repair, Opus' planned future development platforms include technologies focused on repair of the glenoid, the ACL and meniscal repair for the knee.
Shoulder anatomy and biomechanics, particularly those of the rotator cuff (RC), endow the glenohumeral joint with dynamic and static stability throughout a substantial range of motion.
Studies show that using a double row of stitches, instead of a single row, called anchor sutures may be better than a single row of sutures to repair rotator cuff tears, which is the procedure performed by Dr Murrell.