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Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff are a deep group of shoulder muscles. They consist of the supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor muscles. The tendons of these muscles envelope the shoulder like a 'cuff' and contribute to its dynamic stability.

Minor damage to the rotator cuff tendons with associated bursitis can lead to a symptom called shoulder impingement. This may be initially treated with a cortisone injection which can provide pain relief.

Stephanie Rice had a shoulder arthroscopy in September 2010 which demonstrated subacromial bursitis although her rotator cuff tendons were normal.
Stephanie Rice Shoulder
Stephanie Rice celebrating in Beijing 2008
(Image sourced from brisbanetimes.com.au)
PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES
Name Team Onset Year Sport

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