Rotator cuff (mnemonic)

Dr Owen Kang and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

A handy mnemonic to recall the muscles of the rotator cuff is:

  • SITS


Recalling this order also helps remembering the insertions of these muscles, with the order being superior, middle and inferior facets of the greater tubercle of the humerus for supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor respectively and the lesser tubercle of the humerus for subscapularis. 

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rID: 23176
Section: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • SITS

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