Muscles of the Rotatory Cuff


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picture of rotator cuff

A rotator cuff is a structure formed by the connection of an articular capsule of the shoulder joint with attachments of tendons ending at:


tuberculum majus

m. supraspinatus

m. infraspinatus

m. teres minor


tuberculum minus

m. subscapularis

In childhood the particular muscles of the rotator cuff can be differentiated. In maturity these muscles are fusing, and it is not possible to differentiate the particular muscles in the cuff.