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What is a rotator cuff made of?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: It's a tendon

A tendon is what attaches a muscle to a bone.
This is what allows the skeleton to move. The muscle generates a force that is transmitted to the bone, through a tendon. In the shoulder, the rotator cuff starts out as 4 muscles attached to the shoulder blade. As they move toward the shoulder joint, the muscle turns into tendon. This tendon is the rotator cuff and helps to move the shoulder joint.

In brief: It's a tendon

A tendon is what attaches a muscle to a bone.
This is what allows the skeleton to move. The muscle generates a force that is transmitted to the bone, through a tendon. In the shoulder, the rotator cuff starts out as 4 muscles attached to the shoulder blade. As they move toward the shoulder joint, the muscle turns into tendon. This tendon is the rotator cuff and helps to move the shoulder joint.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 4 muscles.

The rotator cuff is a small group of 4 muscles that originate on your shoulder blade, and connect on the upper part of your arm bone.

In brief: 4 muscles.

The rotator cuff is a small group of 4 muscles that originate on your shoulder blade, and connect on the upper part of your arm bone.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 4 Muscles

Learn more about the rotator cuff here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm.

In brief: 4 Muscles

Learn more about the rotator cuff here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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