Harbin Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine First in GA to Offer Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Procedure

Harbin Clinic Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Brad Bushnell has become the first surgeon in Georgia to use the Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, a new bioinductive implant technology that induces formation of new tendon-like tissue to treat patients suffering from rotator cuff disease. The minimally invasive system is designed for use during arthroscopic or mini-open procedures, providing a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint.

Additionally, Dr. Bushnell is participating as an Investigator in Rotation Medical, Inc.’s Post-Market Evaluation of the Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System and was the first surgeon in the Southeast to enroll a subject to the study.  The purpose of the Post-Market Evaluation is to collect information before, during and after the rotator cuff surgery to evaluate long-term outcomes following implantation of the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant.

“There has been a strong clinical need for a new solution to treat rotator cuff disease. Up until now, rotator cuff repair procedures did not improve the underlying tendon tissue structure, and a large number of repaired tendons deteriorated over time and became prone to re-tears,” said Dr. Bushnell. “With the Rotation Medical technology we induce new tissue growth, and potentially prevent the progression of rotator cuff disease. This supports our goal to help improve patient quality of life. The ability to intervene earlier may help many patients avoid a lengthy rehabilitation and return to their routines sooner.  We are extremely pleased to offer this option to all patients throughout the Southeast.”

Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than 4 million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports, and the risk of injury increases with age. Tears that start out small, over time, often develop into larger, more painful and debilitating tears due to continuing degeneration of the torn tendon.

The Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, manufactured by Rotation Medical, is suitable for a large segment of rotator cuff disease, from small (low grade), partial tears to large, full-thickness tears. This treatment can be used for both previously treated and untreated patients.  More information about Rotation Medical can be found at http://www.rotationmedical.com.