Cow Collagen Implant Can Help With Healing After Rotator Cuff Surgery

CBS New York—May 2, 2017

In a CBS New York segment, HSS sports medicine surgeon Scott A. Rodeo, MD showed a new method to repair a torn rotator cuff during surgery.

Tears often come as a result of overhead, repetitive activities. Patient Bill Schrader had trouble raising his arm due to a torn rotator cuff.

Dr. Rodeo used a new patch made of cow collagen to place over the torn tendon, which helps the healing process. He said, "you can develop more tissue. It thickens the tendon which helps to share the load, and seems to have a role in improving healing."

Mr. Schrader had the operation two years ago, and said "my right arm is back to being stronger than my left arm, so I'm doing well."

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