Sports medicine/joint preservation represents one of the fastest growing segments of orthopedic markets. It is estimated that the frequency of rotator cuff repair alone is increasing between 10 and 20% per year. Similar to the ongoing evolution in other medical specialties (cardiology, general surgery), an increasing number of joint preservation procedures are transitioning to less invasive techniques. However, there are significant unmet needs as soft tissue repair transitions from invasive open surgical techniques to less invasive arthroscopic methods.

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