2019 News

2019-05-10 Congratulations to Jeremy

Congratulations to Jeremy Loss on successfully defending his Master’s thesis titled, “Thenar Muscle and Transverse Carpal Ligament Relationship”! Jeremy’s work during his time at the Hand Research Laboratory has focused on the anatomical and biomechanical relationship between the thenar muscles and the transverse carpal ligament to understand their implications on carpal tunnel release surgery. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jeremy joined the Hand Lab as a graduate student researcher immediately after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Notre Dame in May of 2017. We wish Jeremy all the best in his career!

2019-05-10 Bite the hand that feeds you

The “Bite the hand that feeds you” Team from the Hand Research Laboratory exhibited excellent skill and teamwork by winning 1st place at this year's annual Spring State of BME! Every spring the BME labs are challenged to decorate a cake in 30 minutes. This year’s theme was “Nailed It!” which was to recreate the example cake decorated by a professional baker! It is studying the hand that gave the Hand Lab the ‘Upper Hand’ in creating the winning cake.

2019-04-15 CTS Intervention

[A news article from Cleveland Clinic ConsultQD: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Intervention Improves Symptoms in Two Weeks] A radioulnar wrist compression device significantly relieved symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in a pilot study, according to an article in the Journal of Orthopaedic Translation. Patients showed significantly increased median nerve mobility, decreased distal motor latency and improved median nerve cross-sectional area after using the device for only two weeks. [Read more here] [Read another related article here]

2019-03-15 Cutting Edge #19

The 19th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research will be held in Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital during June 2-4, 2019. This program will demonstrate new techniques and instrumentation for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand reconstruction and provide a valuable international forum for global scientific exchange among surgeons and researchers who are interested in upper extremity biomechanics and its clinical applications. [Link to symposium details; Link to PDF file of the program]