RōG Sports Medicine has supported RORI (a 503(b) non-profit) in a study in the laboratory studying a new rotator cuff repair technique. This technique utilizes four RōG Sports Medicine PEEK anchors to achieve a medial (far-far), lateral (near-near) and a knotless compression pass (click below for Triple Row technique slide show). Utilizing this technique and four RōG anchors, triple row compression can be achieved for only $160 in implant costs!

The study is in process. Our early results have demonstrated superior pull-out strength to control (multiple simple passes). There have been no failures of anchors or suture. All failures have occurred in the tendon intra-substance (click below for video). We have succeeded in achieving pull to failure of greater than 300 Newton after performing 3500 repetitions at 180 Newton. No anchor or suture has ever failed.

Retrospective Comparison of a Novel-Triple Row to Modified Mason Allen Rotator Cuff Repair in a Worker's Comp Population (PDF, 441Kb)

Evaluation and Comparison of Eyelet Durability in Generic and Brand PEEK Rotator Cuff Anchors in Porcine Cortical and Cancellous Bone (PDF, 461Kb)

Biomechanical Comparison of Single- Double- and Novel Triple- Row Rotator Cuff Repairs in a Porcine Model Using Generic Anchors (PDF, 717Kb)

Rotator Cuff Repair Facility Costs in an Outpatient Surgery Center and Hospital Setting (PDF, 344Kb)

Evaluation of eyelet failure in generic PEEK rotator cuff anchors. (PDF, 344Kb)