Platelet-Rich Fibrin–Augmented Gap-Bridging Strategy in Rabbit Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Response

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Author’s Response:First of all, we would like to thank Professor Moura ̃oand Professor Lowenstein for providing constructive com-ments and suggestions regarding the blood collection andanalytic method of rabbit platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in ourrecent article published inAJSM.To prepare rabbit’s PRF, the animals were first put intoan acrylic restraint box and their ear’s marginal veins wereexposed. A 23-gauge scalp vein set was then carefullyinserted and blood was collected. Occasionally, only 4 mLof blood could be collected, and we would pool 2 tubes ofblood together before sending the blood for centrifugation.We do find that the blood flow from the ear’s vein is slow,and sometimes failure to draw sufficient blood or clot for-mation may occur. Therefore, we are now developinga new manner of blood collection by drawing blood fromthe jugular vein through an ultrasound-guided method tofurther improve the efficiency of preparing PRF.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP41-NP42
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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