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J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Houston, TX

When you have a rotator cuff injury to your shoulder, REGENETEN® Bioinductive Implant offers both repair and protection from progressive damage. J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA, in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, offers this revolutionary procedure to help you avoid greater injury and the need for more complicated surgery. For a consultation about how the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant can help you, call or schedule an appointment online.

Regeneten Q&A

What is the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant?

The REGENETEN® Bioinductive Implant is used to repair rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder. This is a natural product derived from purified bovine Achilles tendon. It is applied directly to the site of a rotator cuff injury, which serves to:

  • Stimulate the body’s natural healing process
  • Encourage new tissue growth
  • Incorporate the implant into the body’s tissues
  • Strengthen the injured tendon
  • Protect the tendon from further injury

The REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant is about the size of a postage stamp and is applied during a minimally invasive procedure. The implant absorbs into the body naturally within about six months. For many, this prevents the need for more traditional rotator cuff repair surgery, which means faster recovery and shorter rehabilitation time.

What is a rotator cuff injury?

The rotator cuff is an element of the shoulder joint. It is made of four muscles that come together at the tendons, which creates a strong cuff at the head of the humerus, or upper arm bone. The rotator cuff holds the arm in the shoulder socket and allows the arm to rotate, move, lift, and hold weight.

A rotator cuff injury usually begins as one or more small tears, weakening the cuff and the joint overall. Due to the strain on the joint, the small tears progress to complete tears, which means the humerus is no longer attached to the tendon. This causes pain and prevents the arm from moving or lifting weight.  

What causes rotator cuff injury?

There are two main causes of rotator cuff tears:

Acute injury

Acute injury is when something sudden happens, such as when a jerking motion places strain and causes injury to the tendon. This can happen with a fall, fractured clavicle, or dislocated shoulder.

Degenerative injury

A degenerative injury is caused by wear-and-tear on the joint. This is common with repetitive motions, such as with job-related or sports activities. Age-related tissue changes can also cause this type of injury.

Degenerative injuries are the most common cause of rotator cuff injury and are most often seen in adults over the age of 40. Athletes and jobs that require overhead, repetitive motions are also at high risk.

How can REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant help?

The REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant is used for partial-thickness tendon tears to prevent progression to full-thickness tears. The implant is applied to the site of small or partial tears before complete tears occur, strengthening the tendon and preventing progression of the tear.

By treating small injuries before they progress, Dr. Bennett and the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant can cut rotator cuff repair in half.  


For a consultation about your rotator cuff injury and to see if REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant can help, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Michael Bennett. Click the below links to also learn more about Regeneten: