Mengnai Li

Mengnai Li, MD, PhD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in adult reconstruction, preservation surgery and complex reconstructive surgery.

I believe in treating each of my patients with consideration to his or her unique circumstances. The best part about my job is making a difference in my patients’ healthcare outcomes and quality of life.

My favorite part about working here at Ohio State the opportunity to work in an academic setting as well as the access that we have to cutting edge technology.

When I’m not working I like to spend time watching movies and relaxing with my family.


  • Chief, Adult Constructive Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery certified
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reviewer

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Femur Head Necrosis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Peking University Health Science Center


Orthopaedic Surgery
Pe Xishiku Stking University First Hospital
6/1/1996 - 5/30/2000


Orthopaedic Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
1/1/2004 - 7/31/2005

Pediatric Orthopedic
Hospital for Special Surgery
8/1/2005 - 7/30/2006

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



181 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.4
  • Listens Carefully 4.5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.1
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.4

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

excellent provider and wants to find out what my problem is and why it has lasted a year.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Dr. Li was very knowledgeable and informative. He told me things about my past surgery that I didn't know.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2018

Dr.. showed me, again, the knee replacement model. Was very helpful for me.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. immediately grasp the problem, thoroughly discussed options, and showed respect for my opinion.

Reviewed on Jun 01, 2018

Not super friendly, but knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Took time to question me, review past and current x rays. Pulled up 7 year old files to review with me. Questioned at length how well I was walking and moving. Shared current insurance guidelines concerning diagnosis. Explained injection medication and procedure before injecting meds. Verified fit and comfort of brace.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018


Reviewed on Mar 16, 2018

Excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

Very quick to say "your problem is not your hip it's your spine. Never explained why he thought this next thing I knew I was being scheduled for spinal dr.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Li has reported no relationships with companies or entities.