Shoulders Heal Quickly with Patch Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

The REGENETEN patch for rotator cuff tears heals shoulder pain faster
The REGENETEN patch for rotator cuff tears helps patients get back to active lives faster.

A revolutionary new treatment called the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant now offered at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) is helping patients with rotator cuff tears heal earlier and faster. As a result, they’re getting back to their active lifestyles quicker than ever before. Even more, the implant helps the body heal itself and stop rotator cuff disease from progressing.

“The results we’re seeing are remarkable,” says Dr. Michael Greller, President and Physician Partner at AOSMI. “This is the biggest advancement in orthopedic shoulder surgery I’ve seen in a long time.”

Rotator Cuff Tears Heal Faster with REGENETEN

Because the surgeons at AOSMI have treated thousands of patients with shoulder pain, they see the difference the patch technology is making. Most noteworthy, patients who get the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant experience significant pain relief within a few weeks after the procedure. Also, their rehabilitation is shorter and recovery is faster than with other surgical procedures.

“My shoulder patients are reporting much quicker recovery times whenever we were able to use the REGENETEN implant,” says Dr. James Cozzarelli, orthopedic surgeon and Partner of AOSMI.

This patient is Pain Free after Regeneten Implant Procedure

Todd Jakubik, an active 41-year-old dad, had chronic shoulder pain that got so bad he couldn’t do his favorite activities anymore. He tried several pain relief treatments that didn’t last long. Finally, he underwent the REGENETEN procedure performed by Dr. Greller and was soon back to doing the activities he loved.

“Due to the success of my recent shoulder surgery, I can resume activities that I haven’t been able to do in the past year, like surfing, fishing and working out. Most importantly, I can enjoy activities with my 4-year-old daughter. Being able to pick her up and put her on my shoulders is what has meant the most to me,” Jakubik says.

Where Rotator Cuff Tears are Located

Rotator cuff tears happen in the tendons that connect muscle to bone in the shoulder. They can be partial or complete tears. Depending on how severe the tear is, pain can be mild to excruciating and often limits a person’s range of motion. A rotator cuff tear is one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain, sending nearly 2 million people in the United States to visit doctors every year.

Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears occur in the tendons that connect muscle to bone in the shoulder.

How the Regeneten Bioinductive Procedure is Performed

The collagen-based implant is about the size of a postage stamp. Working arthroscopically through a small incision, surgeons place the implant over the location of the rotator cuff tear and then staple it into place. The procedure takes about one and a half hours and patients go home the same day.

Watch this Video that illustrates the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant Procedure

How the REGENETEN  Implant Heals Rotator Cuff Tears

The implant is made from highly purified bovine Achiles tendon*. After it is embedded in the tendon, the implant stimulates the body’s natural healing response to facilitate new tendon growth and stop progression of rotator cuff disease. Within six months, the implant is eventually absorbed by the body, leaving a new layer of tendon-like tissue to supplement the existing tendon.

Benefits of the Bioinductive Implant

Prior to the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant, surgeons didn’t have a minimally invasive option to repair partial rotator cuff tears and stop the progression of rotator cuff disease in its earlier stages. Hence, it becomes increasingly difficult for a surgeon to repair torn rotator cuffs as the disease progresses.

With traditional rotator cuff surgery, tendons are sutured to the bone, which results in more trauma to the body. Consequently, this means a longer rehabilitation, a disruption of lifestyle and variable results.

“With the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant procedure, we can get better results with a much smaller procedure. This results in less pain and quicker healing,” Dr. Greller says.

How the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant Benefits You

Finally, REGENETEN is a solution that can provide a range of benefits. Even more, it doesn’t matter where you are in the progression of rotator cuff disease. The benefits include:

  • Better tendon healing
  • Faster pain relief
  • Shorter rehabilitation, with less time in a sling
  • Quicker recovery, with less physical therapy
  • Potential to prevent tears from growing and happening

If you currently are suffering from shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff injury, don’t wait to see your doctor. The expert physicians of AOSMI will get you back to doing the things you love!

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