Arthrosc Tech 2021 Sep 2;10(9):e2053-e2059. Epub 2021 Aug 2.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 U.S.A.
As recurrent rotator cuff tears following repair remain a significant problem, improving healing potential using biologic adjuvants, including concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or subacromial bursa tissue (SBT), has become increasingly popular in recent years. In an attempt to combine the benefits of these various biologic adjuvants and maximize the healing potential of the repaired tendon, an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair technique biologically augmented with autologous SBT, cBMA, PRP, platelet-poor plasma (PPP), and bovine thrombin has been developed. The created clot is used as a biologic scaffold for sufficient delivery, and it is stabilized using bovine thrombin in order to ensure maximum stability and retainment of the applied biologic augments at the repair site. Read More