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First to Offer a New, Minimally Invasive Solution for Rotator Cuff Procedures

New bioinductive impant technology induces tendon growth in patients with rotator cuff disease

Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than four million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overheadmotions in their jobs or sports and the risk of injury increases with age. Tears that start out small, over time, often develop into larger, more painful anddebilitating tears due to continuing degeneration of the torn tendon.

David Palmer, MD (Sports Medicine) is the first Orthopedic Surgeon in Southeast Georgia to provide the Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, a new bioinductive implant technology that induces formation of new tendon-like tissue to treat patients suffering from rotator cuff disease.The minimally invasive systemis designed to for use during arthroscopic or mini-open procedures, providing a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint.

“There has been a strong clinical need for a new solution to treat rotator cuff disease. Up until now, rotator cuff repair procedures did not improve the underlying tendon tissue structure and a large number of repaired tendons deteriorated over time and became prone tore-tears,” said Dr. Palmer. “With the Rotation Medical technology we are able to induce new tissue growth, and potentially prevent the progressionof rotator cuff disease. This supports our goal to help improve patient quality of life. The ability to intervene earlier may help many patients avoid a lengthy rehabilitation and return to their routines sooner.”

The Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, manufactured by Rotation Medical, is suitable for a large segment of rotator cuff disease, from small (low grade) partial tears to large full-thickness tears. This treatment can be used for both previously treated and untreated patients.

For more information on this procedure, click here to contact David Palmer MD’s staff.