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Medical Term:

rotator cuff of shoulder


Definition: the anterior, superior, and posterior aspects of the capsule of the shoulder joint reinforced by the tendons of insertion of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis (SITS) muscles.

Synonym(s): musculotendinous cuff

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