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Rotator cuff tear of the shoulder

A rotator cuff tear (illustrated above) consists in the rupture of one or more tendons forming the rotator cuff of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is an assembly of tendons originating from three muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis joined together to form a cuff around the humeral head. Together the muscles and tendons of the shoulder stabilise the humerus within the joint …

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