Rotation Medical: Healing Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotation Medical Inc.’s implantable collagen scaffold induces formation of new tendon-like tissue, and in some cases eliminates the need for suture anchors in surgical repair. This new technique has the potential to prevent rotator cuff disease progression and significantly reduce the incidence of re-tears.
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