Rotator cuff tears, whether partial- or full-thickness, can be debilitating for patients regardless of age or activity level. Rotator cuff disease can cause ongoing pain and severely limit a patient’s mobility. Small tears can grow in size and severity over time, leading to surgery as the only option for fixing the underlying problem and getting patients back to their normal activities. Larger tears that require surgery also tend to re-tear in almost 50% of cases.
The REGENTEN Bioinductive Implant is a revolutionary product that helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, support regeneration of tendons, and stop the progression of rotator cuff disease. The implant is derived from bovine Achilles tendon. Due to its highly porous design, the implant can facilitate the formation of new tendon-like tissue and reduce strain on the site of the tear. Over a 6 month period, the implant absorbs creating a new tendon-like tissue to support the existing tendon.
Based on scientific evidence, the implant stimulates tendon regrowth, increasing thickness in just a few months post-operatively. The implant does not incite an inflammatory reaction within the patient’s body and there are no known implant-related complications. Patients can expect faster recovery time as well as a significant reduction in pain levels following surgery.
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