Dr. Jonathan Hersch is first in Florida to offer Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System

Boca Raton, Fla. – September 8, 2015 – Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Jonathan Hersch is the first in Florida to provide the Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, a new bioinductive implant that induces formation of tendon-like tissue to treat patients suffering from rotator cuff disease. The minimally invasive system is designed for use during arthroscopic procedures, providing a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint. Dr. Hersch has an office in Boca Raton with Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG), and is on staff at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL.

“There has been a strong clinical need for a new solution to treat rotator cuff disease. Up until now, rotator cuff repair procedures did not improve the underlying tendon tissue structure and a large number of repaired tendons deteriorated over time and became prone to re-tears,” said Dr. Hersch. “With the Rotation Medical technology we are able to induce new tissue growth, and potentially prevent the progression of rotator cuff disease. This supports my goal to help improve patient quality of life. The ability to intervene earlier may help many patients avoid a lengthy rehabilitation and return to their routines sooner.”

Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than four million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports and the risk of injury increases with age. Tears that start out small, over time, often develop into larger, more painful and debilitating tears due to continuing degeneration of the torn tendon.

The Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System, manufactured by Rotation Medical, is suitable for a large segment of rotator cuff disease, from small (low-grade) partial tears to large full-thickness tears. This treatment can be used for both previously treated and untreated patients.  More information about Rotation Medical can be found at http://www.rotationmedical.com. For more information on Dr. Hersch, visit www.HerschMD.com.

About Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups

Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties since 2007.  PBHNPG physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 625,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes.  PBHNPG physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care.  Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors.  Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.