Rotator Cuff Injury | Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist | Manhattan, New York City, NY
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, built from a group of four muscles and tendons. Located at the top part of the humerus, the rotator cuff keeps the head of the bone securely in place within the shallow socket of the shoulder. In addition to contributing to the shoulders stability, it is also responsible for enabling the arm to bend, stretch, and rotate. Because of the demands placed on the rotator cuff, it is more susceptible to injury. Injuries typically occur when one or more of the rotator cuff tendons become damaged or when they tear away, partially or completely, from the humerus.
Patient Education: Rotator Cuff