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A new Oxford Sparks animation 'A smart patch that promotes shoulder repair', explains how ground breaking research by Oxford scientists could transform traditional surgical treatments for rotator cuff tears.

Around a quarter of the population over the age of 60 suffer from tears in the rotator cuff, the muscles and tendons which stabilise the shoulder joint and help it move. This condition is often extremely painful and can lead to difficulty doing even basic activities. 

Traditional surgical treatments are often unsuccessful, but scientists at Oxford University, working on ground breaking bio-active technology, have found hope. 

Watch Oxford Sparks animation to find out more (Oxford Sparks website)

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