Theodore B. Shybut, MD is pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology designed as a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint. This new, minimally invasive solution, the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant, goes beyond traditional surgery to help the tendon heal through the induction of new tendinous tissue growth.
The implant, which is about the size of a postage stamp, is inserted through a small incision during a short, minimally-invasive procedure. Surgical staples hold the implant in place until new tissue grows into the implant and remodels into tendon-like tissue. The implant gradually absorbs within about 6 months, leaving a layer of new tendinous tissue to augment the existing tendon in doing its job of moving and stabilizing the shoulder during day-to-day activities.
Derived from bovine Achilles tendon, this first-of-its-kind implant induces the formation of new tendinous tissue for the treatment of rotator cuff disease. Not only does this new approach augment the tendons that are vital to proper functioning of the rotator cuff, it can potentially prevent the progression of rotator cuff disease, both in situations where partial-thickness tears might progress to full-thickness tears or where re-tears of full-thickness repairs are likely.
Depending on your stage of rotator cuff disease, the Bioinductive Implant can provide a range of potential benefits, including shorter rehabilitation, faster recovery, prevention or slowing of disease progression, healing of partial-thickness tears, and decreased risk of developing a subsequent degenerative tear.
For more information about the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant or to find out if the procedure is right for you, call us to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons who specialize in rotator cuff tear treatments.