Rotator Cuff Injury

The FDA has receently approved the use of STR GRAFT – Soft tissue patches can be used to repair torn rotator cuff injuries. Rotator cuff surgery is usually necessary to repair the tendons and improve shoulder strength.  This type of arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, which reduces scarring and the accompanying pain thus allowing for a quicker recovery time. 

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Late last week, the FDA approved clinical use of the STR GRAFT, a biodegradable scaffold to promote soft tissue regeneration during rotator cuff repair. The graft is thinner and stronger than other soft tissue augmentation devices on the market, suggesting that patients receiving the STR GRAFT during rotator cuff repair will experience less pain in the joint and achieve faster recovery times….More at La Peer Health Systems Surgeon Discusses Challenges of Soft Tissue … – DigitalJournal.com (press release)

Surgery for Rotator Cuff Repair

Surgical repair of rotator cuff injuries is often needed to regain shoulder strength. Irritated tissue and loose fragments of tendon must be removed from the space in the shoulder to promote healing of the damaged rotator cuff…More at La Peer Health Systems Surgeon Discusses Challenges of Soft Tissue … – DigitalJournal.com (press release)