Rotator Cuff Injury

WHO? Sports People Adult or Elderly WHAT? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) which stabilise the shoulder joint. They also play a crucial role in controlling the multidirectional movement of the humeral head (of the upper arm) inside the glenoid (of the shoulder blade). WHEN? A rotator cuff injury may be caused by acute trauma (such as a fall on an outstretched arm or directly onto the shoulder) or an acute injury (lifting a weighted object up-to or from an overhead height). A rotator cuff injury may also be caused by repetitive use [...]