Offering a clinical trial for rotator cuff repair surgery

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a collection site for a new clinical trial involving rotator cuff repair surgery. This study will evaluate if pulsed electromagnetic field technology (PEMF) improves healing rates and outcomes for patients who have a rotator cuff tear repair. 

Dr. Carofino & Dr. Manke at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists are the only surgeons in Virginia participating in this study. Other data collection sites in the Eastern region are UPenn, U of Maryland, and Rothman Institute. 

We are excited to offer our patients cutting edge opportunities. 

If you'd like more information about this study please email us at:


Trial description from the NIH website:


Press release describing the study:

Brad Carofino, MD Dr. Brad Carofino is a board-certified (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery), fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder & upper extremity surgery. Dr. Carofino is an expert in shoulder replacement surgery, minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and complex reconstructive procedures of the upper extremity.

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