Category: Orthopaedics

December 13, 2018 0

Repairing rotator cuff


The shoulder is a ball and socket joint formed between the upper end of the arm bone and the shoulder blade. It is surrounded by a group of muscles called the rotator cuff; there are in all four muscles that constitute the rotator cuff group. The muscles form fibrous structures called tendons, which insert into the bone. The muscle has a very good blood supply whereas the tendons have a poor blood supply and that has implications in injury healing.