Left to right: 纽约医院 surgical team Mayo Noerdlinger, MD, 蕾切尔欧文, RN, 和布莱恩·巴里, PA-C.


纽约医院 和 Dr. Noerdlinger announced earlier this week that they are now offering the InSpace™ rotator cuff implant, a minimally invasive surgical treatment option for patients currently living with a massive rotator cuff tear. This is a less invasive option than traditional full shoulder replacement 和 involves the insertion of a biodegradable 和 inflatable device under the edge of the shoulder. Although it has been successfully performed in Europe for over ten years, 纽约医院 和 Dr. Noerdlinger are the first to acquire 和 practice this technology in Maine.

在空间的™ implant is designed to restore space between your upper arm bone 和 the outer edge of your shoulder, relieving pain 和 improving shoulder motion 和 function. It provides a simple 和 minimally invasive alternative arthroscopic surgical treatment for a rotator cuff with a massive tear. This new option offers, 平均, 26% less time in the operating room, along with long-term safety 和 effectiveness results similar to the more commonly performed Partial Repair procedure. The balloon implant biodegrades over the course of about six to 12 months, 和, 在这段时间, reduces friction between the bones to lessen pain 和 improve recovery after a shoulder injury.

“纽约医院 is the first hospital in the state of Maine to offer patients the Stryker InSpace™, a novel surgical device to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears without having to resort to a reverse total shoulder replacement. I continue to be impressed with 纽约医院’s willingness to embrace technology 和 offer their patients the latest in medical advancements,”博士. Noerdlinger.  “在空间的™ device is a temporizing treatment for patients with rotator cuff tears 和 arthritis who do not need to undergo a full shoulder replacement.”

在空间的™ insert is an outpatient procedure, requiring no overnight stay. Followed by the use of a sling for a number of weeks, along with a physical therapy program, patients typically return to normal activity within six to twelve weeks.

纽约医院’s surgery center mixes advanced technology with personalized care in a comfortable 和 caring environment. The center is equipped with five surgical suites staffed by a dedicated 和 highly trained team of specialists who care for patients preoperatively, during surgery 和 in recovery. Our center is well-equipped with the latest advances in technology 和 instrumentation for the more than 6,500 procedures annually.

For more information about 纽约医院’s 手术 Center or Stryker’s InSpace™ implant, please contact Jean Kolak, 纽约医院 Community Relations Office, [email protected], or . You may also contact Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at .