Rim rent tear of rotator cuff

A rim rent tear of the rotator cuff 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 2.  This sort of tear is relatively common and also can involve the infraspinatus tendon 3.

A rim rent tear is also known as partial articular surface tendon avulsion (PASTA).

History and etymology

The term “rim-rent” was first used by E A Codman in 1934 3-4.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rim-rent tears
  • Rim-rent tear
  • Rim rent tear of the rotator cuff
  • Rim-rent tear of rotator cuff
  • Rim-rent tears of rotator cuff
  • Rim-rent tears of the rotator cuff

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