Repairing PASTA Lesions Without Violation of the Rotator Cuff. Journal Article

Authors: Bernazzani, M; McMartin, T; Garbis, N
Article Title: Repairing PASTA Lesions Without Violation of the Rotator Cuff.
Abstract: Partial-thickness articular-sided rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain in adults. Although partial rotator cuff tears have a high prevalence, there is still controversy over their proper surgical treatment. Different surgical procedures have been suggested when partial tears involve the articular side of the rotator cuff, such as arthroscopic debridement of the tear with or without acromioplasty, tear completion and repair, and transtendinous in situ repair. Although multiple repair techniques have been described, significant clinical data to definitively support one technique over the others are currently lacking. We describe an arthroscopic technique for repair of a partial articular supraspinatus tendon avulsion that avoids the transtendinous insertion of suture anchors to preserve the tendon integrity.
Journal Title: Arthroscopy techniques
ISSN: 2212-6287; 2212-6287
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2020