M75.1: Rotator cuff syndrome

The muscle group in your shoulder is damaged.

The shoulder has a muscle group made up of 4 muscles. The muscles begin to the front and rear of the shoulder blade. Tendons attach them to the humerus at the top. These muscles stabilize the shoulder joint and are involved in various arm movements.

If the muscle group gets damaged it can affect the muscles or your tendons. For example, the muscles or tendons may be partly or completely torn. It may also be that one or more of the tendons are inflamed or changed in some other way. Muscles and tendons in the muscle group can become damaged due to wear and tear or various disorders, for example.

When the shoulder muscle group is damaged it can be painful. The shoulder’s mobility can be affected. You may also have less strength than usual in your arm.

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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