Rotator Cuff Tear

F.A.Q. | Frequently Asked Questions

Research on the Horizon

Future developments in the treatment of rotator cuff disease include newer arthroscopic surgical techniques. These allow for smaller, less painful incisions and a faster recovery time.

Many techniques now use dissolvable anchors. These hold stitches in place or hold stitches in bone until the repair has healed. They are gradually absorbed by the body.

Research is also being done on " orthobiologic " tissue implants. These promote growth of new tissue in the body, and help with the healing process.


16 June, 2010