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Rotator Cuff Repair Looking for info on Stryker Ortho space balloon.

tommyg

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I'm back after having a knee replacement a few years ago. I was diagnosed with torn rotator cuff 10 years ago. I went under the knife but the tendons had retracted so much no repair was possible. 6 months ago I learned about the reverse shoulder replacement. I've been living with the torn cuff and have modified my life around it. I went back to a new doctor and at 1st we set up a reverse shoulder procedure for January 3rd, 2022. On a follow up with him yesterday and reviewing fresh MRI scans he suggested the Stryker orthospace balloon instead of a shoulder replacement. To tell the truth , it sounds like I'm in pretty good shape compared to others as far as being able to use my shoulder and i don't think I'm ready to abide by the constraints that a complete replacement would entail.
It looks like this device only received FDA approval in July so finding information about it in the US is hard.
The device has been used in Europe and Israel though for 10 years.

So, anybody got any experience with the device?
It sounds like a much better option for me at this time than a total replacement.

Thanks.
 

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