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Development of a Surgical Fastener for Rotator Cuff Repair (RCR) Surgery

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With an uprising need for rotator cuff surgeries to be performed on a variety of patient demographics, an adaption to current surgery technique is necessary, as sutures commonly pull through the healing tendon, often leading to a secondary repair surgery. If this second surgery is conducted, the range of motion in the shoulder joint becomes limited, the rehabilitation process is extended, and time and money are wasted. This Major Qualifying Project aims to develop a biocompatible surgical fastener to reattach the affected tendon into its insertion point with compatible mechanical properties that will work cohesively with the current surgical procedures.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-042417-181126
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  • 2017
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  • 2017-04-24
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