Current Updates

2018-05-15 Cutting Edge Symposium
The 18th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research was held during May 6-8, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery represents an on-going commitment to provide an introduction to the latest advances in the care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity for practicing orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgery residents/fellows, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, registered nurses, orthopaedic surgery assistants, scrub technologists, surgical assistants, orthopaedic technicians, and biomedical engineers. The combination of offering exposure to live surgical cases, hands-on skills workshops, didactic lectures and case presentation discussions, with direct faculty/participant interaction provides an ideal platform for the dissemination of new techniques designed to enhance patient care through a thoughtful educational experience.
>> Program available here

2017-09-17 AANEM President’s Research Initiative Award

Together with Pressure Profile Systems, our HandLab was the recepient of this year’s President’s Research Initiative Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Our study titled “Novel Unobtrusive Carpal Tunnel Tissue Manipulation Device to Decompress the Median Nerve: A Pilot Clinical Study” was presented at the AANEM Conference in Phoenix, AZ, September 13-16, 2017.

Award Presentation by AANEM President (Photo from L to R: Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Pauline Luong, ME, William S. Pease, MD, Jae Son, PhD)

2017-06-19 Advisory Board Meeting for NIH Project

As our NIH-funded project “Biomechanical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” (R01AR068278) approaches to the end of the second year, we welcomed back our project advisors for the second annual Advisory Board meeting. The Advisory Board is composed of physicians and therapists with expertise in carpal tunnel syndrome including William H. Seitz Jr., MD (Chair), Nancy A. Baker, PhD, Edward Diao, MD, and Lee Berger, MD. Our Principal Investigator, Dr. Zong-Ming Li presented the overall objective and specific aims of the project, reported on the progress in Year 2, and outlined the plans for Year 3. Together, our group discussed ongoing projects and the research direction to ensure successful execution of the project. The meeting took place on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Crop Bistro near Cleveland Clinic.

Second row from left to right: William H. Seitz, Jr. MD, Carli Norman, Rakshit Shah, Emily Grandy, Nancy A. Baker, PhD, Yifei Yao, Hui Zhang, Narenraj Selvaraj, Brinda Pogul

First row from left to right: Juliet Hou, MD, Lee Berger, MD, Ahmet Erdemir, PhD, Edward Diao, MD, Zong-Ming Li, PhD

2017-06-19 Cutting Edge 2017

The 17th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research was held at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4-6, 2017. William H. Seitz Jr., MD and Zong-Ming Li, PhD were co-directors of the symposium which focused on providing an introduction to the latest advancements in the care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Again, this year's meeting featured a resident/fellow symposium, invited faculty presentations, and hands-on skills workshops. Dr. Li was among the faculty presenters and other HandLab members participated in the meeting by presenting at the fellow symposium and volunteering throughout the event. Click here to access the symposium website.

2017-03-24  International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons

The 16th International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons (ISL&T-XV) was held in San Diego, CA on March 18, 2017. This year's symposium attracted 155 participants from 19 countries. The purpose of the ISL&T has been to promote ligament and tendon research by providing a forum to discuss state-of-the-art research in the ligament and tendon field. The symposium series has placed an emphasis on bringing together bioengineers, biologists, and clinician scientists to stimulate thought-provoking discussions on current research and future collaborations. Our HandLab gave a podium presentation titled "TCL thickness measurement using dynamic ultrasound imaging” (by Rakshit Shah). Dr. Zong-Ming Li, together with Dr. Hongwei Ouyang and Dr. Savio Woo, co-chaired the symposium.

 => Click here for the program book.

 => Click here for the ISL&T website.