Dr Halbrecht has invented a new device that makes it easier to repair rotator cuff tears in the shoulder.

Rotator cuff tears are difficult injuries that often take extensive time to rehabilitate. Any new technique that allows faster, more reliable surgery can improve the results. We have recently developed a new device that allows rotator cuff repair to be performed more quickly, with more secure fixation and with the potential for better long term results due to the absence of bulky suture knots that often remain and irritate the tissue.
Using a new locking knotless anchor called the Versalok, our rotator cuff repair times have dropped by up to 50% with more secure repair than using older methods. Laboratory testing has shown the Versalok to be the much stronger than alternative fixation devices. ( see table above). In addition, the Versalok allows the surgeon to repair the rotator cuff with perfect tissue tension every time, due to a novel suture tensioning device.

Dr Halbrecht is the inventor and patent holder for the Versalok which is being manufactured and sold through Mitek Corp. a division of Johnson & Johnson.

“ I Love Dr. H. He did my knee last year and it went beautifully. He is very knowledgeable and very kind and an excellent surgeon. Just went for my shoulder--worked out great! Highly recommend him. Babyboomer Z. ”

— Excellent Surgeon | San Francisco, CA

“ Once you get in to meet him... the experience is great! He's super friendly, knowledgeable and knows how to talk to patients when explaining the complexities of the problem. ”

— Dr. Phil R. | San Francisco, CA

“ Six months ago, after my last surgery with the other surgeon failed, I got in to see Dr. Halbrecht right away, and was able to schedule surgery the following week! My shoulder is soooo much better now! I feel like my nightmare is over. ”

— Kristen M. | San Francisco, CA