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

Selected Key Publications

Tuchman A, Turner AWL, Metzger MF, Acosta FL. An in vitro biomechanical model of differing pedicle screw configurations for long construct segmental thoracic fixation. [published online ahead of print March 31, 2017] Open Neurosurg.

Welch T, Keller T, Maldonado R, Metzger MF, Mohr K, Kvitne R. The effect of a dynamic PCL brace on patellofemoral compartment pressures in PCL-and PCL/PLC-deficient knees. J Exp Orthop. 2017 Dec;4:10.

Metzger MF, Robinson ST, Maldonado RC, Rawlinson J, Liu J, Acosta FL. Biomechanical analysis of lateral interbody fusion strategies for adjacent segment degeneration in the lumbar spine. Spine J. 2017 Mar 18. pii:S1529-9430(17)30092-X.

Arunakul R, Metzger MF, Kanim L, Bae H, Kropf M, Delamarter R. Radiographic analysis of the lumbosacral juncture: is there a critical sacral angle for total disc replacement? Asian Spine J. 2017 Apr;11(2):249-255.

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. 2016; 6(4):335-43

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.

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.