As a biomechanical engineer, my focus is to investigate how living systems like the human body respond to applied forces through engineering principles. While this concept dates back to Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, advances in orthopaedic medicine continue to evolve, presenting new challenges that keep us on our toes. To address these challenges, the Biomechanics Lab at Cedars-Sinai has developed numerous testing schemes designed to analyze the spine, knee, elbow, shoulder, hip, foot and ankle, so we can better understand the physiologic function, injury and reconstruction of these orthopaedic systems."
- Grotting JA, Nelson TJ, Banffy MB, Yalamanchili D, Eberlein SA, Chahla J, Metzger MF. Biomechanical evaluation of PCL reconstruction with suture augmentation. Knee. 2020 Mar;27(2):375-383.
- Chahla J, Nelson T, Dallo I, Yalamanchili D, Eberlein S, Limpisvasti O, Mandelbaum B, Metzger MF. Anterior cruciate ligament repair versus reconstruction: a kinematic analysis. Knee. 2020 Mar;27(2):334-340.
- Garlich JM, Samuel K, Nelson TJ, Monfiston C, Kremen T, Metzger MF, Little MTM. Infraspinatus tenotomy improves glenoid visualization with the modified Judet approach. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Mar;34(3):158-162.
- Garlich J, Little M, Nelson TJ, Eberlein SA, Monfiston CH, Kremen T, Metzger MF. A comparison of three fixation strategies in the treatment of Neer Type IIB distal clavicle fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Feb 26. doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000001752. [Published online ahead of print February 26, 2020.]
- Michalski MP, Gonzalez TA, Metzger MF, Nelson TJ, Eberlein S, Pfeffer GB. Biomechanical comparison of Achilles tendon pullout strength following midline tendon-splitting and endoscopic approaches for calcaneoplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Oct 1;40(10):1219-1225.
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Bhamb N, Kanim LEA, Maldonado RC, Nelson TJ, Salehi K, Glaeser JD, Metzger MF.
Spine J. 2018 Dec 7. pii: S1529-9430(18)31279-8.
Pfeffer G, Gonzalez T, Zapf M, Nelson TJ, Metzger MF.
Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Aug;39(8):966-969.
Charlton T, Thomas D, Thordarson D, Metzger MF, Nelson T.
Foot Ankle Orthop. 2018 July 2;3(3).