Recently a patient inquired about the value of Smith+Nephew’s REGENETEN◊ Bioinductive Implant (shown below) in managing her chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy.
PubMed searches for “Regeneten”, in the National Library of Medicine database of biomedical literature, revealed the following articles.
Evidence of healing of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears following arthroscopic augmentation with a collagen implant: a 2-year MRI follow-up reported improved clinical outcomes. No control group was used.
Patient-Reported Outcomes After Use of a Bioabsorbable Collagen Implant to Treat Partial and Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears reported improved clinical outcomes at one year. No control group was used.
Isolated bioinductive repair of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears using a resorbable bovine collagen implant: two-year radiologic and clinical outcomes from a prospective multicenter study presented 33 patients with partial thickness cuff tears treated with the Regeneten patch. Two-year results were improved. There was no control group.