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PASTA Lesion and Repair

“Every case is unique and needs a personal touch to it for complete recovery and that is where the skill and expertise of the surgeon comes in. PASTA Lesion, a partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon on the articular side is a debilitating condition in the rotator cuff “, asserts Dr. Gupta.

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More than 18000 surgeries and 25 years of experience from AIIMS, Medanta and at present Max Healthcare have made Dr. Vikas Gupta one of the best Hand and Shoulder specialists in India today. He has been acclaimed by the medical department and the government for his professional ethics and skill innumerable times by being awarded for the same with prestigious awards.

“It needs to be understood here that PASTA Lesion can either be caused by a traumatic fall or ageing or mostly by some action that causes a twist or forceful pull in the arm. Immense pain and weakness during lifting the arm overhead, throwing or in an outward gesture signifies the presence of Pasta Lesion”, emphatically speaks Dr. Gupta.

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“We usually seek conclusive proof from an ultrasound scan or MRI scan but only after we have determined its presence by two physical tests Empty Can Test or La Fosse Test. After determining the same, we treat it by starting with oral medication and steroid injections and then effectively implement surgery either by open technique or arthroscopy.”

Famous for his well versed lectures and papers, Dr. Gupta is a well known personality amongst his assistant faculty and peers. His methodical reasoning and deft deliverance with an easy going attitude has made patients trust him with any debilitating condition in the upper extremity.

FAQ – PASTA Lesion and Repair

What is PASTA Lesion?

The full form of PASTA clinically is Partial Articular Supraspinatus Tendon Avulsion. For understanding what it refers to, it is essential to understand each term separately.

Partial: it signifies that the tendon has not torn completely.

Articular: The inner side of the tendon is known as Articular. The other surface being known as Bursal.

Supraspinatus Tendon: network of tendons and muscles that form the rotator cuff and help in moving and stabilizing the arm at the shoulder.

Avulsion: Traumatic injury caused by a heavy force. Thus, PASTA Lesion is an injury that is caused as a partial tear to the supraspinatus tendon in the rotator cuff.

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