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Hospital for Special Study Looks at Healing and Outcomes for Rotator Cuff Surgery

Study Underway to See if Stem Cells Derived from Fat Tissue Can Enhance Healing and Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Surgery

March 28, 2022

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a study to see if injecting a type of stem cell derived from a patient’s own fat tissue could improve healing and shoulder function after rotator cuff surgery. The cells are extracted from adipose, or fat tissue, in the patient’s abdomen and injected into the rotator cuff during the surgical repair.

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