a bandlike structure encircling and supporting the shoulder joint, formed by four muscles attached to and merging with the joint capsule.
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How to use rotator cuff in a sentence
The torn rotator cuff has bothered him for a while, Bullock said, but there’s no time to dwell on the injury when there are hundreds of families to feed across Anne Arundel County amid the coronavirus pandemic.Annapolis couple use nonprofit to fight homelessness, hunger during pandemic | Brooks DuBose | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Moreover, she had health insurance through her employer, which she only lost when a rotator-cuff injury cost her her own job.Anti-Romney Ad Fudges Facts, Blows Opportunity for an Important Debate | Jesse Singal | August 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for rotator cuff
anatomy the structure around the shoulder joint consisting of the capsule of the joint along with the tendons of the adjacent muscles
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Scientific definitions for rotator cuff
A group of muscles and tendons attaching the shoulder to the scapula (shoulder blade) that provide stability to the shoulder joint and act to rotate the arm. Injuries to the rotator cuff often happen when the arm is repeatedly moved over the head with great force, as when pitching a baseball.
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