See a complete PubMed list of publications by Melodie Metzger, PhD.

Selected Key Publications

Metzger MF, Robinson ST, Svet MT, Liu JC, Acosta FL. Biomechanical analysis of the proximal adjacent segment after multi-level instrumentation of the thoracic spine: do hooks ease the transition? Global Spine J. Accepted July 16, 2015. [Epub ahead of print.]

Metzger MF, Kanim LA, Zhao L, Robinson ST, Buser Z, Delamarter RB. The relationship between serum vitamin D levels and spinal fusion success: a quantitative analysis. Spine. 2015;40(8):E458-E468.

Robinson ST, Svet MT, Kanim LA, Metzger MF. Four-point bending as a method for quantitatively evaluating spinal arthrodesis in a rat model. Comp Med. 2015;65(1):46-50.

Metzger MF, Kanim LA, Zhao L, Robinson ST, Delamarter RB. The relationship between vitamin D status and successful spinal fusion. Spine J. 2013;13(9):S53.

Robinson ST, Delamarter RB, Svet MT, Metzger MF. Does sacral geometry affect biomechanical behavior and facet forces after total disc replacement at the lumbosacral junction? The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Annual Meeting. April 2013; Vancouver, BC.

Marshall DC, Metzger MF, Bae HW, Zhao L, Kanim LEA, Wong P, Delamarter RB. Bone marrow aspirate with a subeffective dose of rhBMP-2 in spinal fusion: A quantitative analysis. 58th Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting. March 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Kennedy A, Coughlin DG, Metzger MF, Tang R, Pearle AD, Lotz JC, Feeley BT. Biomechanical evaluation of pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(5):964-971.

O'Reilly OM, Metzger MF, Buckley JM, Moody DA, Lotz JC. On the stiffness matrix of the intervertebral joint: application to total disk replacement. J Biomech Eng. 2009;131(8):081007.

Maitland DJ, Metzger MF, Schumann D, Lee A, Wilson TS. Photothermal properties of shape memory polymer micro-actuators for treating stroke. Lasers Surg Med. 2002;30(1):1-11.;jsessionid=54CFE8541A600C154699CB93415FAFFD.f04t01.