“Failure of large and revision rotator cuff repairs continues to be a challenging problem,” said Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie, MD, study investigator and chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. “This study is exciting for the field of rotator cuff repair, as it showed that the Bioinductive Implant induces new tissue formation and assists in healing for patients with large and massive rotator cuff tears.”
The study enrolled 23 patients—11 with large (two tendon) and 12 with massive (three tendon) rotator cuff tears—16 of whom had previous rotator cuff repairs. All patients received the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant via arthroscopic surgery. New tissue formation was observed in all 23 patients, and 22 successfully healed their rotator cuffs. Postoperative ultrasound was used to assess tendon thickness at three, six and 12 months, and MRIs were taken at six and 12 months to confirm healing and tendon thickness. Rotator cuff thickness ranged from 5-9 mm at most recent follow-up, and all clinical scores improved significantly over time.
“Results of this study are consistent with the biopsy study published last month in Arthroscopy showing that our Bioinductive Implant promotes the growth of tendon-like tissue,” said Martha Shadan, president and CEO of Rotation Medical. “There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that the Rotation Medical Rotator cuff system has the potential to transform the treatment of rotator cuff disease by addressing both the biomechanics and biology required to heal a rotator cuff tendon tear.”
Rotation Medical is also exhibiting at the meeting in Booth #5916.