Zong-Ming Li, Ph.D.

Staff

Lerner Research Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Location:ND2-105
liz4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1211
Fax: (216) 444-9198



Our laboratory performs orthopaedic biomechanics and rehabilitation research of the hand and upper extremity. Currently, our research activities focus on carpal tunnel mechanics and hand sensorimotor function with a clinical focus on carpal tunnel syndrome. Our work related to carpal tunnel mechanics involves studying the material and mechanical properties of the transverse carpal ligament (i.e. the volar boundary of the carpal tunnel), investigating the structural properties of the carpal tunnel, and creating a computational model for the tunnel complex. Related to hand sensorimotor function, we have been examining the pathomechanics and pathophysiology associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Our laboratory is outfitted with cutting edge bioengineering technology including motion analysis, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), robotics, and computational modeling.

In other words ...

Our laboratory studies how the hand, wrist, and arms move and how to help them heal. Our research activities focus on how muscles, nerves, and tendons and ligaments work in carpal tunnel syndrome. We study that human hand but also have made a computer model of the carpal tunnel complex. Related to hand nerve and movement studies, we have been examining what goes wrong (pathophysiology) with normal hands/wrists/arms to cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Our laboratory is outfitted with cutting-edge bioengineering technology including motion analysis, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), robotics, and computational modeling.


Emily  Grandy
Emily Grandy
Research Lab Coordinator

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 444-1256
grandye@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
laboratory

Bong Jae  Jun Ph.D.
Bong Jae Jun Ph.D.
Research Associate

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 445-3577
junb@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Tamara  Marquardt B.S.
Tamara Marquardt B.S.
Research Engineer

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 445-1501
marquat@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Carli  Norman
Carli Norman
Research Engineer

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 444-1256
normanc@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Sourav  Patnaik Ph.D.
Sourav Patnaik Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 445-3790
patnais@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Brinda  Pogul
Brinda Pogul
Graduate Student

Location:ND1-10
Phone:(216) 444-1256
pogulb@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Narenraj  Selvaraj
Narenraj Selvaraj
Graduate Student

Location:ND1-10
Phone:(216) 444-1256
selvarn@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Rakshit  Shah
Rakshit Shah
Graduate Student

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 445-1501
shahr@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Piyush  Walia Ph.D.
Piyush Walia Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location:ND1-09
Phone:(216) 445-8847
waliap@ccf.org
Fax:(216) 444-9198
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Nataraj R, Evans PJ, Seitz WH, Li ZM (2014). Pathokinematics of precision pinch movement associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 32:786-792

Marquardt TL, Nataraj R, Evans PJ, Seitz WH, Li ZM (2014). Carpal tunnel syndrome impairs thumb opposition and circumduction motion. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 472:2526–2533

Shen ZL, Li ZM (2013). Biomechanical interaction between the transverse carpal ligament and the thenar muscles. Journal of Applied Physiology 114:225-229

Kim DH, Marquardt TL, Gabra JN, Shen ZL, Evans PJ, Seitz WH, Li ZM (2013). Pressure-morphology relationship of a released carpal tunnel. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 31(4):616-620.