Publications

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Beck, DT; Yarrow, JF; Beggs, LA; Otzel, DM, Conover, CF, Miller, JR; Balaez. A; Combs, SM; Leeper, AM; Williams, AA; Zheng, N, Wronski, TJ; Borst, SE (2014): Influence of Aromase Inhibition on the Bone Protective Effects of Testosterone, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, (in press)
  •  Wang, H; Fleischli, JE, Zheng, N (2014): Knee Moment and Shear Force are correlated with Femoral Tunnel Orientation following Single Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, American Journal of Sports Medicine, (in press).
  •  Liu, Z, He, C, Feng, J, Deng, L and Zheng, N (2013) Three-dimensional kinematics of the knee following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, Chinese Journal of Joint Surgery, 7(4):438-442
  •  Wang, H, Fleischli, JE, and Zheng, N (2013): Transtibial versus anteromedial portal technique in single bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: outcomes of knee joint kinematics during walking, Am. J. Sports Med, 41(8)1847-1856
  •  Peng, J and Zheng, N, Fan, J (2013): Leveraging social supports for improving personal expertise on ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation. IEEE J. Biomed & Health Inform. 17(2):370-380
  • Gao, B, Cordova, M and Zheng, N (2012): Three-dimensional arthrokinematics and spatiotemporal gait parameters in ACL-deficient and -reconstructed knees during stair ascent and descent. Human Movement Science 31(1): 222-235
  •  Wang, H, Fleischli, JE, and Zheng, N (2012): Effect of Lower Limb Dominance on Knee Joint Kinematics after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 27:170-175
  •  Zheng, N, and Eaton, K (2012): Shoulder rotational properties of throwing athletes with and without arm injury history. Int. J. Sports Med. 33:463-468
  •  Wang, H and Zheng, N (2010): Knee joint secondary motion accuracy improved by quaternion-based optimizer with bony landmark constraints. J. Biomech. Eng. 132(12), Dec. 2010
  • Escamilla, RF, Zheng, N, MacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, A, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Imamura R (2010): Patellofemoral compressive force and stress during the forward and side lunge with and without stride. Med Sci Sports Exer 42(10):1932-42
  • Wang, H and Zheng, N (2010): Knee rotation and loading during spin and step turn. Int. J Sports Med. 31: 742–746
  • Gao, B. and Zheng, N (2010): Alterations in Three-Dimensional Joint Kinematics of Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient and -Reconstructed Knees during Walking. Clinical Biomechanics Vol. 25, No. 3, pp.222-229
  • Escamilla, RF, Zheng, N, MacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, A, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Imamura R (2010): Cruciate ligament tensile force during the forward and side lunge. Clinical Biomechanics Vol. 25, No. 3, pp.213-221
  • Escamilla RE, Zheng, N, Imamura, RMacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, AH, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Andrews, JR: Patellofemoral joint force and stress during the one leg squat and wall squat.  Med. Sci Sports Exer., Vol. 41, No. 4, pp 879-888, 2009
  • Escamilla RE, Zheng, N, Imamura, RMacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, AH, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Andrews, JR: Cruciate ligament force during wall squat and one leg squat. Med. Sci Sports Exer., Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 408–417, 2009
  • Zheng, N, Price, C, Indelicato, PA and Gao, B: Tibial fixation of bone-patella tendon-bone grafts in ACL reconstruction – a cadaver study of bovine bone screw and biodegradable interference screw. Am. J. Sports Medicine 36(12)2322-2327, 2008
  • Zheng, N., Harris, HH and Andrews, JR: Failure analysis of rotator cuff repair – a comparison of three double-row techniques. J. Bone Joint Surg, Am. 90:1034-1042, 2008
  • Yarrow,JF, Conover,CF, Purandare, AV, Bhakta, AM, Zheng, N, Conrad,B, Altman, MK, Franz, SE, Wronski, TJ and Borst, SE: Supraphysiological testosterone-enanthate administration prevents bone loss and augments bone strength in gonadectomized male and female rats. Am. J. Physiology 295 (5), E1213-22, 2008
  • Zheng, N., Barrentine, SW, Fleisig, GS, and Andrews, JR: Swing Kinematics for Male and Female Pro Golfers  Int. J. Sports Med 29 (12), 965-70, 2008
  • Zheng, N., Lu, Y., Bock, R, Conrad, B and Binette, F: Scaffold and Staple Wear and Retention Study during Cyclic Motion for Cartilage Repair. Journal of Musculoskeletal Research Vol. 11, No. 4 151–159
  • Zheng, N., David, B. and Andrews, JR. Immediate effect of thermal capsulorrhaphy on patella lateral displacement. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. 3:45, 2008
  • Gao, B. and Zheng, N: Investigation of Soft Tissue Movement during Level Walking: Translations and Rotations of Skin Markers. J. Biomechanics. 41:3189-3195, 2008
  • Escamilla, RF, Zheng, N, MacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, A, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Imamura R: Patellofemoral force and stress between a short and long step forward lunge. J. Ortho. Sports Phys Ther 38(11):681-690, 2008
  • Escamilla RE, Zheng, N, MacLeod, TD, Edwards, WB, Hreljac, AH, Fleisig, GS, Wilk, KE, Moorman, CT and Imamura, R: Patellofemoral compressive force and stress during the forward and side lunges with and without a stride. Clin. Biomechanics, 23:1026-1037, 2008
  • Zheng, N., Barrentine, SW, Fleisig, GS, and Andrews, JR: Kinematic Analysis of Swing in Pro and Amateur Golfers. Int. J. Sports Med 9:487-493, 2008
  • Muraskin S., Conrad, B., Zheng, N., Morey, TE and Enneking, FK: Falls Associated with Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: A pilot investigation of mechanisms Reg Anesth Pain Med. 32(1):  67-72, 2007.
  • Escamilla RF, Barrentine SW, Fleisig GS, Zheng N, Takada Y, Kingsley DS, Andrews JR. Pitching biomechanics as a pitcher approaches muscular fatigue during a simulated baseball game.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(1):23-33, 2007
  • Zheng, N, Gao, B, Moser, MW and Indelicato, PA: Bilateral differences of 3-D motion in ACL-deficient and ACL-reconstructed knees. J. Biomech. 40(S2):100, 2007
  • Gao, B, Shrinaresh S and Zheng, N: MRI Model-Based Knee Joint Surface Motion Analysis.  J. Biomech. 40(S2):156, 2007
  • Gao, B, Conrad, BP and Zheng, N: Comparison of skin error reduction techniques for skeletal motion analysis. J. Biomech. 40(S2):551, 2007
  • Matsuo, T; Fleisig, GS; Zheng, N and Andrews, JR: Simulated influence of shoulder abduction and lateral trunk tilt on peak elbow varus torque for college baseball pitchers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22(2) 93-102, 2006.
  • Wolf, RS; Zheng, N and Weichel, D: Long head biceps tenotomy versus tenodesis: the effects of cyclic loading and ultimate load to failure: a cadaveric biomechanical analysis, Arthroscopy, 2005 Feb; 21(2):182-5.
  • Reinold MM, Wilk KE, Fleisig GS, Zheng N, Barrentine SW, Chmielewski T, Cody RC, Jameson GG, Andrews JR. (2004) Electromyographic analysis of the rotator cuff and deltoid musculature during common shoulder external rotation exercises. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 34:385-94.
  • Shepard MF, Dugas JR, Zheng N, Andrews JR. (2004) Differences in the ultimate strength of the biceps anchor and the generation of type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions in a cadaveric model. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 32:1197-201.
  • Wolf, RS; Zheng, N; Iero, J and Weichel, D: The effects of thermal capsulorraphy and rotator interval closure on multidirectional laxity in the glenohumeral joint. Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Arthroscopy, 2004 Dec; 20(10):1044-9.
  • Waltrip, RL; Zheng, N; Dugas, JR and Andrews, JR: Rotator Cuff Repair: a biomechanical comparison of three techniques, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 31(4) pp493-497.
  • Levin, JS; Zheng, N; Dugas, J; Cain, EL and Andrews, JR: Posterior Olecranon Resection and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Strain, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2003.
  • Fleisig GS, Zheng, N; Stodden, DF and Andrews JR: Relationship between bat mass properties and bat velocity, Sports Engineering, 5(1): 1-8, 2002.
  • Andrews, JR; Heggland, EJH; Fleisig, GS and Zheng, N: Relationship of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Strain to Amount of Medical Olecranon, American Journal of Sports Medicine 29(6):716-721, 2001 Nov-Dec.
  • Escamilla, RF; Fleisig, GS; Zheng, N; Lander, JE; Barrentine, SW; Andrews, JR; Bergemann, BW and Moorman, CT: Effects of technique variations on knee biomechanics during the squat and leg press. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 33(9):1552-1566, 2001.
  • Escamilla, RF; Fleisig, GS; Zheng, N; et al: Kinematic comparisons of 1996 Olympic baseball pitchers, Journal of Sports Science, Sept. 2001, 19.(9.):665.-76.
  • Zheng, N; Fleisig, GS and Andrews, RA: Biomechanics and injuries of the throwing shoulder, Athletic Therapy Today, pp 12-17, July 1999.
  • Fleisig, GS; Barrentine, SW; Zheng, N; Escamilla, RF and Andrews, JR: Kinematic and kinetic comparison of baseball pitching among various levels of development, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 32, pp1371-1375, 1999.
  • Zheng, N; Waston, LG and Yong-Hing, K: A quasistatic biomechanical model of the human sacroiliac joint, Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp1075-1076, 1998-1999.
  • Zheng, N; Fleisig, GS; Escamilla, RF and Barrentine, SW: Biomechanical model of the knee for estimation of internal forces during exercise, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol.31, No.10, pp.963-967, 1998.
  • Escamilla, RF; Fleisig, GS; Barrentine, SW; Zheng, N and Andrews, JR: Kinematic comparisons of throwing different types of baseball pitches, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 14, 1-23, 1998.
  • Escamilla, RF; Fleisig, GS; Zheng, N; Barrentine, SW; Wilk, KE and Andrews, JR: Biomechanics of the knee during closed kinetic chain and open kinetic chain exercise, Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 556-569, 1998.
  • Zheng, N; Waston, LG and Yong-Hing, K: Biomechanical modeling of the human sacroiliac joint, Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing, 35, 77-82, 1997.

Multimedia Publications

A multimedia DVD-ROM computer program of interactive cases and tutorials for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. ISBN: 0-89203-285-5 (PC), 0-89203-287-1(Mac).

Book Chapters

  • Zheng, N; Fleisig, GS; Barrentine, SW and Andrew, JR: Biomechanics of Pitching. In George Hung (ed) Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Chapter 9, 2004.
  • Zheng, N; Waston, LG and Yong-Hing, K: Techniques in the Biomechanical Modeling of the Human Pelvis Area and Function, in Leondes , CT (ed) Computational Methods in Biophysics, Biomaterials, Biotechnology and Medical Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Volume 1. Chapter 6, 2002.

Invited Publications

  • Zheng, N: Biomechanics applied to sports injuries – an application to the superior labral anterior posterior lesions in the overhead athlete, Recent Advances and Research Updates (ISSN 0972-4699), Vol. 4 No.2, pp247-253, 2003.
  • Zheng, N; Yong-Hing, K and Watson, LG: Morphological Biomechanical Studies of Pedicle Screw Fixation Devices for the Lower Cervical Spine. Journal of Systems Integration, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 55-66, 2000.
  • Zheng, N and Barrentine, S: Biomechanics and motion analysis applied to sports, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 11 No. 2, May 2000.
  • Wilk, KE; Zheng, N; Fleisig, GS; Andrews, JR and Clancy, WG: Kinetic Chain Exercise: Implications for the anterior cruciate ligament patient. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp125-143, May, 1997.
  • Loftice J, Fleisig G, Zheng N, Andrews J. Biomechanics of the Elbow in Sports. Clinics in Sports Medicine on Elbow Injuries in Athletes, 23(4): 519-530, 2004.
  • Zheng, N, Fleisig, GS, Andrews, JR and Gao, B: Effects of Active Resistance Knee Brace on Muscle Activities in Patients with Patellofemoral Joint Pain, Part I, Chin J Orthop, June 2008, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp 526-528
  • Zheng, N, Fleisig, GS, Andrews, JR and Gao, B: Effects of Active Resistance Knee Brace on Muscle Activities in Patients with Patellofemoral Joint Pain, PartII, Chin J Orthop, July 2008, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp 610-612

Selected Technical Reports

  • Zheng, N: Cyclic Motion Study in Cadaver Knees for MAVRX Scaffold Retention and Wear – Menisci Repair, Submitted to DePuy Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, Jan. 2005.
  • Zheng, N: Cyclic Motion Study in Cadaver Knees for Griffin Scaffold/Staple System Retention and Wear – Cartilage Repair, Submitted to DePuy Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, June 2004.
  • Zheng, N: Ultimate Strength of Bone-Anchor-Suture Complex – a comparative study of Mitek Spiralok anchors with the Arthrex Bio-Corkscrew anchors, Submitted to Mitek Product, Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, Aug. 2003.
  • Zheng, N: Validation of the CA6000 Spine Motion Analyzer, Submitted to Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Health, Department of Orthopaedics, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada, Jan. 1995.
  • Zheng, N: Design and Development of Anatomic Total Knee Implants and Instrumentations, Submitted to Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, 1988.