Orthopedic group pioneering new rotator cuff procedure

  • InSpace is an advanced technology balloon implant to treat patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears.

    InSpace is an advanced technology balloon implant to treat patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. Courtesy of Stryker

 
Updated 11/23/2021 2:40 PM

DES PLAINES -- The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is using a new balloon implant procedure to treat patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears in their shoulders.

Dr. Roger Chams, an IBJI orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy, recently performed his first InSpace balloon implantation. IBJI is the first practice in the Chicago suburbs, and one of the first in the state outside of physicians who participated in the InSpace clinical trials, to use InSpace balloon implant technology, it said.

 

Manufactured by Stryker and cleared by the FDA in July, the InSpace balloon implant has been used in more than 29,000 procedures worldwide in over 40 countries. It offers an innovative solution to a complex problem with a shorter, minimally invasive procedure to improve mobility and reduce pain, IBJI said.

Chams is one of four doctors in Illinois to have performed the procedure with multiple other patients scheduled.

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