M75.1: Rotator cuff syndrome

Some muscles in your shoulder have been damaged.

The shoulder has a wrapping made up of four muscles. These four muscles begin in front of and behind the shoulder blade. Tendons attach them to the humerus at the top. These four muscles stabilize the shoulder joint. The muscles also enable the arm to move in every direction.

You have damage to one of these muscles. The muscle or the tendons of the muscle might be lacerated or torn, for example. More than one muscle or tendon may be affected, too. The muscle or tendon can be damaged due to wear and tear or due to another disorder, for example.

When the muscles in the shoulder are damaged, you are no longer able to move your shoulder so well. You may also have pain in the shoulder.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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