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Rotator Cuff MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rotator Cuff
Tree Number(s)
A02.633.567.912
A02.880.700
Unique ID
D017006
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017006
Scope Note
The musculotendinous sheath formed by the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor muscles. These help stabilize the HUMERAL HEAD in the GLENOID CAVITY of the SCAPULA and allow for rotation of the SHOULDER JOINT about its longitudinal axis.
Entry Term(s)
Cuff, Rotator
Infraspinatus
Subscapularis
Supraspinatus
Teres Minor
NLM Classification #
WE 810
Previous Indexing
Shoulder Joint (1966-1991)
Tendons, Para-Articular (1972-1991)
See Also
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Entry Combination
injuries:Rotator Cuff Injuries
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2016/01/20
Rotator Cuff Preferred
Teres Minor Narrower
Subscapularis Narrower
Infraspinatus Narrower
Supraspinatus Narrower
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