MSc student in Biomedical Engineering.
Research Title: New orthopedic device for rotator cuff repair
May holds a B.S in biomedical engineering with a specialization in biomechanics and human performance from Drexel University. Currently, she is pursuing her M.Sc. in biomedical engineering at Tel Aviv University School of Engineering. In her research, she participates in developing a new orthopedic device for rotator cuff repair.
Rotator cuff tears are common events that increase with age and are present in about 50% of patients over the age of 65. Common surgical treatments involve attaching the torn tendon to its original site on the head of the humerus using sutures and anchors. Rotator cuff retear is a widespread postoperative complication that occurs after most of the massive rotator cuff repairs. The new revolutionary device will increase the strength of the repair site and be more convenient to use compared to the existing methods.