Rim-rent tear

A rim rent tear of the rotator cuff, also known as partial articular surface tendon avulsion (PASTA), is a specific subtype of partial-thickness rotator cuff tear that involves the articular surface footprint at the site of tendon attachment into the greater tubercle . This sort of tear is relatively common and also can involve the infraspinatus tendon .

History and etymology

The term “rim-rent” was first used by E A Codman in 1934 .

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