rotator muscle


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ro·ta·tor mus·cle

1. one of the rotatores (muscles);
2. muscle that produces a rotation, alone or in concert with other rotators, around an axis, for example, rotator muscles of vertebral column.
Synonym(s): musculus rotator [TA], rotator
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Influence of body position on shoulder rotator muscle strength during isokinetic assessment.
The addition of hip abductor and external rotator muscle strengthening exercise to the traditional treatment was effective in improving pain and functional activities in male patients with PFPS.
The differential includes strain of gluteal, hamstring, adductor and hip external rotator muscles, sacroiliac or hip joint disease, bony fractures/ stress fractures, avulsion injuries, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, labral injuries, hip dislocation, lumbar radiculopathies, or nerve entrapment.
10] To provide optimal muscle balance and functional capability for overhead athletes, the strength of the external rotators of the glenohumeral joint should be 65 - 75% of that of the internal rotator muscles.
However the external to internal rotator muscle strength ratio in our study was found to be within the optimal range as defined by Wilk (i.
These observations suggest that lower activity of the external rotator muscle of the knee, which inhibits internal rotation of the knee, may be the reason why females tend to show a large internal rotation of the knee during drop landing.
Quadratus femoris atrophied significantly faster than the other external rotator muscles (p [less than or equal to] 0.
Repeat 3 sets of 10, focusing on the butt and rotator muscles.
strengthening exercises to strengthen the internal and external rotator muscles of the rotator cuff muscles by elastic bands fixed to wall bars with the patient standing and with elbow flexed at 90 degree closed to the body.
If the external rotator muscles are weak, transfer of the latissimus dorsi should be done immediately, as well.