Until now, surgeons have had limited ability to address rotator cuff injury at earlier stages of degeneration. In addition, traditional rotator cuff repair procedures that involve suturing tendon to bone are associated with long rehabilitation, significant lifestyle interruption and variable outcomes. As a result, many people choose to forego surgery until pain is severe and range of motion is significantly impaired. However, as rotator cuff disease progresses, it can become increasingly difficult for your surgeon to repair.
REGENETEN is a new technology designed to improve the treatment of rotator cuff disease.
The technology can be used in earlier stages of rotator cuff disease to slow progression of your rotator cuff disease. Addressing the injury earlier can shorten recovery time, reduce pain and improve quality of life. Intervening before a full tear has occurred may also decrease your chances of requiring traditional rotator cuff surgery.
The technology can also be used in conjunction with traditional repair procedures to improve the tendon biology and decrease the chance of your rotator cuff tendon re-tearing.
What is it?
The technology includes a collagen based bioinductive implant about the size of a postage stamp. This implant is delivered arthroscopically through a small incision over the location of your rotator cuff tendon injury. Your physician will secure it in place with small staples.
After implantation, there is evidence of the rotator cuff healing.1 By inducing the production of new tendon-like tissue, the rotator cuff becomes thicker and defects can fill in.
How Does The REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant Benefit You?
No matter where you are in the progression of rotator cuff disease, REGENETEN can provide a range of benefits including:
potential to prevent or slow down disease progression4,5
Schlegel TF, Abrams JS, Bushnell BD, Brock JL, Ho CP. Radiologic and clinical evaluation of a bioabsorbable collagen implant to treat partial-thickness tears: a prospective multicenter study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018;27(2):242-251. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2017.08.023
A systematic review of cost-effective treatment of postoperative rotator cuff repairs. Dickinson RN, Kuhn JE, Bergner JL, Rizzone KH. JSES (2017) 26, 915-922
REBUILD Registry data on file as of October 2017, with enrollment and follow-up ongoing
Bokor DJ, Sonnabend D, Deady L et al. Evidence of healing of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears following arthroscopic augmentation with a collagen implant: a 2-year MRI follow-up. MLTJ. 2016;6(1):16-25.
Bokor DJ, Sonnabend D, Deady L et al. Preliminary investigation of a biological augmentation of rotator cuff repairs using a collagen implant: a 2-year MRI follow-up. MLTJ. 2015;5(3):144-150.
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