Don’t Put Rotator Cuff Surgery Off Anymore!

The REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant 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.

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Find A REGENETEN Doctor

Not every orthopaedic surgeon is trained to use Smith+Nephew’s REGENETEN technologies. For a list of surgeons in your area who use Smith+Nephew’s REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant, enter your ZIP code above.

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:

  • shorter rehabilitation2
  • faster recovery3
  • potential to prevent or slow down disease progression4,5
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Surgeons Can Address Rotator Cuff Injury Sooner.

Watch the videos below to hear how surgeons are using the REGENETEN Bioinductive implant to address rotator cuff issues at earlier stages of degeneration.

Rotator Cuff Repair. Get Back To Your Life!

Rotator cuff disease is the most common cause of shoulder pain in adults. The rotator cuff is made of a group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint and keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shoulder socket. The rotator cuff tendons provide stability to the shoulder; the muscles allow the shoulder to rotate. Damage to the rotator cuff can cause pain and significantly impact your activities and quality of life.

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A New Approach – REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant

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.

How Does it Work?

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.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. REBUILD Registry data on file as of October 2017, with enrollment and follow-up ongoing
  4. 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.
  5. 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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