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Personal Statement

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."


Melodie Metzger, PhD

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Equipment

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Metzger Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

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).

Contact the Metzger Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Room 6006
Los Angeles, CA 90048