Structural properties of the subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus tendons of the rotator cuff

Mark E. Zobitz, Andreas M. Halder, Kai Nan An

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The structural properties of the subscapularis (SCP), supraspinatus (SSP) and infraspinatus (ISP) tendons of the rotator cuff were studied. The properties indicated the passive restraint mechanism for preventing shoulder subluxation and dislocation. Results showed that when the humerus is abducted and externally rotated, the low stiffness and ultimate load in the inferior region of the SCP tendon would facilitate anterior shoulder dislocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001


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