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

Selected Key Publications

Bhamb N, Kanim LEA, Maldonado RC, Nelson TJ, Salehi K, Glaeser JD, Metzger MF. The impact of Type 2 diabetes on bone metabolism and growth after spinal fusion. Spine J. 2018 Dec 7. pii: S1529-9430(18)31279-8.

Pfeffer G, Gonzalez T, Zapf M, Nelson TJ, Metzger MF. Achilles pullout strength after open calcaneoplasty for Haglund’s syndrome. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Aug;39(8):966-969.

Alayan A, Maldonado RC, Polakof L, Saini A, Metzger M, Lin C, Moon C. Biomechanical analysis of a novel buried fixation technique using headless compression screws for the treatment of patella fractures. Am J Orthop (Bell Mead NJ). 2018 Jul;47(7).

Charlton T, Thomas D, Thordarson D, Metzger MF, Nelson T. Biomechanical impact of FHL tendon harvest on forefoot and great toe push-off strength and its correlation to Knot of Henry crossover variation. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2018 July 2;3(3).

Bhamb N, Kanim L, Maldonado R, Svet M, Metzger M. Effect of modulating dietary vitamin D on the general bone health of rats during posterolateral spinal fusion. J Orthop Res. 2018 May;36(5):1435-1443.

Kremen TJ, Polakof LS, Rajaee SS, Nelson TJ, Metzger MF. The effect of hamstring tendon autograft harvest on the restoration of knee stability in the setting of concurrent anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):163-170.

Tuchman A, Turner AWL, Metzger MF, Acosta FL. An in vitro biomechanical model of differing pedicle screw configurations for long construct segmental thoracic fixation. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Dec 1;13(6):718-723.

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(1):10.

Trentacosta N, Pace JL, Metzger M, Michalski M, Nelson T, Polakof L, Mandelbaum B. Biomechanical evaluation of pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction techniques with and without the anterolateral ligament (ALL). J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct 23.  

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 Jul;17(7):1004-1011.

Arunakul R, Metzger M, 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 LE, Zhao L, Robinson ST, Buser Z, Delamarter RB. The relationship between serum vitamin D levels and spinal fusion success: a quantitative analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 15;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 Feb;65(1):46-50.

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