Information for the public

What has NICE said?

There is not enough evidence to be sure about how well biodegradable subacromial spacer insertion for rotator cuff tears works or how safe it is. For this reason, it should only be done as part of a research study.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional can only offer you this procedure as part of a research study. Details of your procedure will be collected.

Other comments from NICE

NICE noted that biodegradable subacromial spacer insertion appears to cause pain lasting a few weeks after the procedure.

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