Paulette Gangemi: Back in the Game – Patella Dislocation

Patella Dislocation

I have had a lifetime of knee problems starting with a patella dislocation at age 14. In spite of repeated dislocations and unsuccessful surgeries I still managed to ski race in college in Vermont, Rock Climb, Backpack and competitive cycle and mountain bike. Recently in the past 5 years, as I approached 40 years old […]

Silkworms and Synthetic Substitutes for Cartilage, Ligaments, and Tendons

I am not sure how likely it is that we will be using implants made by silkworms; however, this is an interesting idea. Scientists and surgeons have been looking for a synthetic substitute for cartilage, ligaments, and tendons for at least 40 years – and so far there is little evidence that any of these […]