Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic SurgeonSpecialist in Sports Medicine

PASTA Bridge - A New Technique in PASTA Repairs: A Biomechanical Evaluation of Construct Strength vs. Suture Anchors

March 3rd 2011 - March 5th 2011
Status: Past

The objective of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical strength of a new PASTA repair technique - PASTA Bridge; and to introduce a novel technique in PASTA repair that is significantly easier, carries less risk, does not require arthroscopic knot tying, and is as effective as current trans-tendon techniques.  The PASTA lesion in a partial articular-sided supraspinatous tendon avulsion, meaning a partial-thickness rotator cuff tear.

Presented at:

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Annual Meeting 2012, Orlando FL

Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), Annual Meeting 2012, Ottawa Canada

Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA), Annual Meeting 2012, Portland OR

World Sports Trauma Congress (WSTC) - 7th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology (EFOST) Congress 2012, London UK