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2022-12-15HandLab Publications in 2022In Year 2022, our HandLab has 8 papers published, and more papers in press or under review.
Published in 2022
    1. Alsafar F, Li ZM (2022). Thenar and hypothenar muscle coverage on the transverse carpal ligament, Journal of Wrist Surgery 11(2):150-153. PMID: 35478951, PMCID: PMC9038299, DOI: DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735887
    2. Nadeem M, Loss J, Li ZM, Seitz WM (2022). Ulnar extension coupling in functional wrist kinematics during hand activities of daily living, Journal of Hand Surgery [AM]. 47(2):187.e1-187.e13, PMID: 34049729. DOI: 1.10016/j.jhsa.2021.03.026
    3. Shah R, Li ZM (2022). Three-dimensional carpal arch morphology using robot-assisted ultrasonography, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 69(2):894-898. PMID: 34460363  PMCID: PMC9190071. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2021.3108720
    4. Jun BJ, Ricchetti ET, Haladik J, Bey MJ, Patterson TE, Subhas N, Li ZM, Iannotti JP (2022). Validation of a 3-D CT Imaging Method for Quantifying Implant Migration following Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 40:1270–1280. PMID 34436796. DOI: 
    5. Jordan D, Li ZM (2022). Cross-sectional changes of the distal carpal tunnel with simulated carpal bone rotation, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 25(14):1599-1607, PMID: 35062851, doi: 10.1080/10255842.2022.2028143
    6. Li ZM, Grandy EL, Jenkins L, Norman C, Bena J, Hou J, Evans PJ, Seitz WH, Kwoh CK (2022). A preliminary study of radioulnar wrist compression in improving patient-reported outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorder 23:971.
    7. Zhang J, Xiao Y, Li ZM, Wei N, Lin L, Li K (2022). Reach-to-grasp kinematics and kinetics in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 19:121.
    8. Hawk J, Daulat S, Margolis D, Li ZM (2022). Dose- and time-dependent effects of collagenase clostridium histolyticum injection on transverse carpal ligament elastic modulus and thickness in vitro. PLOS ONE 17(12): e0277187.

Articles in Press
  • Li ZM, Jordan DB (2023). Carpal tunnel mechanics and its relevance to carpal tunnel syndrome, Human Movement Science 87:103044.
  • Jordan DB, Zhang H, Li ZM (2023). Spatial relationship of the median nerve and transverse carpal ligament in asymptomatic hands, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 145:031003-1.
  • Hawk JL, Zhang H, Margolis DS, Li ZM (2023). Robot and ultrasound assisted needle insertion to the transverse carpal ligament, Clinical Biomechanics 101:105851. PMID: 36516561. DOI:

Articles Under Review
  • Zhang H, Jordan DB, Li ZM (in review). Carpal arch space increased by volar force applied to the skin surface above the carpal tunnel, Clinical Biomechanics
  • Liu S, Roemerb F, Ge Y, Bedricka EJ, Li ZM, Guermazic A, Kwoh CK, Sun XX (in review). Comparison of evaluation metrics of deep learning for imbalanced imaging data in osteoarthritis studies, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Li ZM (in review). Non-surgical carpal arch space augmentation for median nerve decompression, A paper for ASME 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
2022-12-15Dr. Li Named IEEE FellowDr. Zong-Ming Li is elevated to IEEE Fellow to recognize his contributions to carpal tunnel biomechanics and neuromuscular hand motor control. Dr. Li is also a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute of Medican and Biological Engineering) and a Fellow of ASB (American Society of Biomechanics).See news here.
2022-12-02Finger motion videoOur HandLab finger motion appears in Cleveland Clinic video (0:34-0:35)
2022-12-01HandLab to ORS 2023Our HandLab has five papers accepted for the Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), February 11-14, 2023, Dallas, TX. They include a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist, a podium presentation, and three poster presentations.
    1. Jordan D, Daulat S, Kent CK, Li ZM. Dynamic Response of the First Carpometacarpal Joint during Pinching. New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist [Podium & Poster]
    2. Hawk J, Elfar J, Li ZM. Individual Thenar Muscle Size is Affected Differently in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients [Podium]
    3. Ocampo R, Jordan D, Kent CK, Li ZM. Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Traction Evaluated by CT [Poster]
    4. Zhang H, Jordan D,  Li ZM. Carpal Arch Space Augmentation by Volar Force Applied to the Wrist Skin Surface [Poster]
    5. Zhang H, Hawk J, Li ZM. Shear Wave Velocity of Transverse Carpal Ligament Increased with Carpal Tunnel Pressure: A Cadaveric Study [Poster]
2022-11-24ASIAM Institute 2022 Annual ReportClick Here to View
2022-11-01Arthritis Center Awarded $3.4M NIH GrantDr. C. Kent Kwoh will lead a study that seeks to develop methods to predict who will experience rapid knee deterioration or need knee replacements in the future. The team members includes Edward J. Bedrick, PhD, professor of biostatistics in the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Zong-Ming Li, PhD, associate director of the UArizona Arthritis Center and professor of orthopaedic surgery; and Xiaoxiao Sun, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics in the Zuckerman College of Public Health; as well as collaborators with expertise in medical imaging, rheumatology and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School, the University of North Carolina, Boston University, Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and Lund University in Lund, Sweden. Read more.
2022-09-01NIH Grant to Dr JordanCongratulations to Dr. David Jordan! The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) division of the National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year $217,800 grant to David Jordan, PhD, MS, postdoctoral research associate in the Hand Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and UArizona Arthritis Center. The funding will promote diversity in health-related research, furthering Dr. Jordan’s research into the prevalence of hand arthritis using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). Learn more
2022-06-30Update: ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal[From Twitter] UA College of Medicine – Tucson @UAZMedTucson  Dr. Zong-Ming Li of @lihandlab was honored this month for his work in carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here for College of Medicine article.Click here for more details of the medal.

Photo: Dr. Zong-Ming Li receives ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal on June 22, 2022

2022-06-27HandLab at SB3CThe 2022 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) was held in Cambridge, Maryland. The meeting was attended by many researchers from around the world presenting works which span a wide range of topic areas including: biotransport, rehabilitation, tissue engineering, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and many others. The Hand Research Laboratory was represented by three (2 podium and 1 poster) presentations. Hui Zhang, PhD, presented his work on Carpal Arch Space Augmentation by Volarly Applied Force on the Skin Surface – A Finite Element Study. Jocelyn Hawk, presented her work on Dose- and Time-Dependent Effects of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection on Stiffness and Thickness of In Vitro Transverse Carpal Ligament. David Jordan, PhD, presented on the Three dimensional reconstruction and analysis of the median nerve using robot assisted ultrasonography. In addition, Dr. Zong-Ming Li delivered the conference opening lecture on Carpal Tunnel Space Augmentation as the recipent of 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal.
2022-03-23William and Sylvia Rubin Chair for Orthopaedic ResearchOn March 23, 2022 (after delay for two years due to the pandemic), Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, Dean of College of Medicine, hosted an event honoring endowed faculty, the legacy of their donors, and the future of medicine at the Health Sciences Innovation Building of the University of Arizona. The Honorable Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson, came in person to congratulate and deliver a keynote. 
Photo: Dr. Zong-Ming Li received the William and Sylvia Rubin Chair for Orthopaedic Research medallion.
2022-02-10 HandLab at ORS ConferenceThe 2022 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society was held in Tampa, FL. The meeting featured over 2,000 abstracts presented by over 1,700 attendees from around the world. Our Hand Research Laboratory presented one podium presentation and five posters. Kendra Coleman, a medical student at the University of Arizona, gave a podium presentation on Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Laxity in Pre- and Post-menopausal Women. Hui Zhang, PhD, a R&D Engineer/Scientist, presented two posters on Segmentation of Transverse Carpal Ligament in Ultrasound Images Using Convolutional Neural Network and In Vivo Examination of Thenar Muscle Origins on the Transverse Carpal Ligament by 3-D Ultrasound Reconstruction. Jocelyn Hawk, also a R&D Engineer/Scientist, presented two posters on Load-dependent Shear Wave Elastography of the Transverse Carpal Ligament and In Situ Needle Insertion To The Transverse Carpal Ligament Using Robot-assisted Ultrasound. David Jordan, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate, presented one poster on Cross-sectional Changes of the Distal Carpal Tunnel with Simulated Carpal Bone Rotation.
Photo: UArizona Orthopaedic researchers in Tampa at 2022 ORS Meeting
2022-01-30 Dr Kent Kwoh Awarded $2.1M NIH Grant for OsteoarthritisUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences researchers will study the links between knee structure changes and clinical outcomes in people with osteoarthritis.Click here to read the story.
2022-01-20 ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics MedalZong-Ming Li, PhD, a professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Hand Research Laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to receive the 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal for his work on human hands. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal recognizes an individual who has translated meritorious bioengineering science to clinical practice through research, education, and professional development, and with service to the bioengineering community.
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2022-01-05Thumb Osteoarthritis Research
2022-01-02 HandLab in 2022