Supraspinatus


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su·pra·spi·na·tus (mus·cle)

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intrinsic (scapulohumeral) muscle of shoulder joint, the tendon of which contributes to the rotator cuff; origin, supraspinous fossa of scapula; insertion, greater tuberosity of humerus; action, initiates abduction of arm; its tonic contraction helps to hold the head of the humerus in the shallow glenoid fossa; nerve supply, suprascapular from fifth and sixth cervical.

Supraspinatus

A muscle at the top of the shoulder blade.
Mentioned in: Tendinitis
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Effects of crystalline glucocorticoid triamcinolone acetonide on cultered human supraspinatus tendon cells.
Forty patients who were clinically (Neer, Hawkins, painful arc, drop arm, Yergason, supraspinatus, and active ROM tests were performed for clinical diagnosis) and radiologically (diagnosed by a radiologist on magnetic resonance imaging) diagnosed with SIS (who had supraspinatus tendinitis or partial supraspinatus rupture) were included in the study.
In addition, it was shown that vitamin D promoted the proliferation of tendon-derived cells that were obtained from the supraspinatus muscle (25).
The patient's history and physical exam were consistent with a rotator cuff tendinitis secondary to an immune response to an influenza vaccination that infiltrated the supraspinatus tendon.
Supraspinatus tendon (SST) was measured near the lateral head of the humerus in the longitudinal axle, while BT head was measured in the bisipital groove.
The results suggested that SVF could promote BMP-2 expression in the tendon-bone interface in rabbits that undergo operation for the rupture of the supraspinatus tendon, hereby to promote the repair of injured tendon-bone.
In patients with single tendon involvement, supraspinatus tendon was the most common tendon involved.
Writing on her official Facebook page, she said: "I (got surgery) on my supraspinatus tendon, which I ruptured while lifting a marble cutting board over two months ago.
Muscles measured included the upper and lower trapezius; anterior, middle and posterior deltoids; supraspinatus; infraspinatus; and serratus anterior muscles.
These injuries included: tears of the supraspinatus (13.0% partial thickness tears and 4.3% full thickness tears), Achilles (13.0%), fibrocartilaginous tears involving the medial meniscus (8.7%), acetabular labrum (8.7%), glenoid labrum (8.7%), lumbar disc with extrusion (8.7%), and peroneus brevis tendons (4.3%).