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How does the Rotation Medical system treat rotator cuff injuries?

Sean McMillan, DO
Orthopedic Surgery
With the Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, the orthopedic surgeon treats the rotator cuff injury by using a tiny incision to place a bioinductive tissue implant over the injured tendon. Dissolvable sutures are then placed along the perimeter of the implant to secure it to the native rotator cuff tendon.

The implant, which is derived from bovine Achilles tendon and undergoes special chemical processes, is designed to allow blood vessels to infiltrate. As a result, new tendon tissue is produced. Increased tendon strength comes from the induced, remodeled tissue. The implant gradually absorbs within six months, leaving a new layer of tendon tissue to augment the existing tendon biologically.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform.
 
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