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Tool and Process Alignment and Site preparation of Novel Rotator Cuff Grafts

Rotator cuff lesions are one of the most common shoulder joint disorders. Symptoms include pain, limited motion, weakness and functional disability. Rotator cuff tears affect 40% or more of those aged older than 60 years, and repair failure rates of 20% to 70% remain a significant clinical challenge. The common occurrence of tears and the frequency of re-tears require a further understanding of the mechanisms associated with injuries, healing, and regeneration of the rotator cuff. Several scaffold devices are currently available to the orthopedic surgeon for rotator cuff repair. The unique physical, chemical, and biologic characteristics of any given device, as well as how and when it is used, will all play critical roles in the effectiveness of that device for rotator cuff repair.

The current invention describes, a novel allograft design that allows socket creation which interfaces with new rotator cuff allograft design and provide interlocking fit.

ADVANTAGES:
-Efficient, effective and convenient method for new allograft design

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University of Missouri - Columbia

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Pending Patent



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