Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, connecting the upper arm (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula).

The rotator cuff tendons provide stability to the shoulder; the muscles allow the shoulder to rotate working in tandem with the major muscles such as deltoid.

The muscles in the rotator cuff include:

  • Teres minor
  • Infraspinatus
  • Supraspinatus
  • Subscapularis

Each muscle of the rotator cuff originates from the shoulder blade and has a tendon that attaches to the humerus. Together, the tendons and other tissues form a cuff around the humerus(Next to ball part of arm bone).