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First surgeries testing rotator cuff augmentation implant carried out in Florida

November 29, 2023

The first surgeries testing an implant system designed to protect injured tendons have been successfully carried out at a Florida hospital ahead of the implants US rollout.

Anika Therapeutics’ Integrity implant system is described as a hyaluronic acid-based scaffold with bone and tendon fixation components intended to protect the rotator cuff and is set for a full market release in the first quarter of 2024.

It follows after the implant received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2023, the first surgeries implementing the device in the consumer market were conducted at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

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