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Lionel Metz, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-1167
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    University of California, Davis, Davis, CaBS2002Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CaMD2008Doctor of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca Orthopaedic Surgery Residency2014Orthopaedic Residency
    Washington University School of Medicine , St Louis, MOSpine Surgery Fellowship2015Orthopaedic Spine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    1. Binler D, House LM, Mattie R, Saltychev M, Nagao M, Pekmeczi M, Metz L, O'Neil C, Shah V, McCormick ZL. The Reliability of a Grading System for Digital Subtraction Imaging Quality During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Med. 2020 Mar 13. PMID: 32167547.
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    2. Sina Pourtaheri, Lionel N. Metz, Emmanuel N. Menga. 55. Ending opioid addiction following spine surgery. The Spine Journal. 2019 Sep 1; 19(9):s27-s28.
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    3. Lionel N. Metz, Grigoriy Arutyunyan, Deeptee Jain, Lee A. Tan, K. Daniel Riew. Cervical Laminoplasty. Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy. 2019 Jan 1; 207-220.
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    4. Pandya NK, Wustrack R, Metz L, Ward D. Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Care Disparities. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Dec 01; 26(23):823-832. PMID: 30180094.
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    5. Yerneni K, Burke JF, Tuchman A, Li XJ, Metz LN, Lehman RA, Lenke LG, Tan LA. Topical tranexamic acid in spinal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Mar; 61:114-119. PMID: 30401569.
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    6. Karikari IO, Metz LN. Preventing Pseudoarthrosis and Proximal Junctional Kyphosis: How to Deal with the Osteoporotic Spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul; 29(3):365-374. PMID: 29933804.
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    7. Khanna K, Yi PH, Sing DC, Geiger E, Metz LN. Hypoalbuminemia Is Associated With Septic Revisions After Primary Surgery and Postoperative Infection After Revision Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 03 15; 43(6):454-460. PMID: 29016434.
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    8. Acevedo C, Sylvia M, Schaible E, Graham JL, Stanhope KL, Metz LN, Gludovatz B, Schwartz AV, Ritchie RO, Alliston TN, Havel PJ, Fields AJ. Contributions of Material Properties and Structure to Increased Bone Fragility for a Given Bone Mass in the UCD-T2DM Rat Model of Type 2 Diabetes. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 06; 33(6):1066-1075. PMID: 29342321.
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    9. Yue JK, Sing DC, Sharma S, Upadhyayula PS, Winkler EA, Shaw JD, Metz LN. Spine deformity surgery in the elderly: risk factors and 30-day outcomes are comparable in posterior versus combined approaches. Neurol Res. 2017 Dec; 39(12):1066-1072. PMID: 28925332.
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    10. Sing DC, Metz LN, Dudli S. Machine Learning-Based Classification of 38 Years of Spine-Related Literature Into 100 Research Topics. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jun 01; 42(11):863-870. PMID: 28125523.
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    11. Iyer S, Lenke LG, Nemani VM, Albert TJ, Sides BA, Metz LN, Cunningham ME, Kim HJ. Variations in Sagittal Alignment Parameters Based on Age: A Prospective Study of Asymptomatic Volunteers Using Full-Body Radiographs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Dec 01; 41(23):1826-1836. PMID: 27111763.
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    12. Iyer S, Lenke LG, Nemani VM, Fu M, Shifflett GD, Albert TJ, Sides BA, Metz LN, Cunningham ME, Kim HJ. Variations in Occipitocervical and Cervicothoracic Alignment Parameters Based on Age: A Prospective Study of Asymptomatic Volunteers Using Full-Body Radiographs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Dec 01; 41(23):1837-1844. PMID: 27116113.
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    13. Sing DC, Berven SH, Burch S, Metz LN. Increase in spinal deformity surgery in patients age 60 and older is not associated with increased complications. Spine J. 2017 05; 17(5):627-635. PMID: 27884745.
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    14. Chapman TM, Baldus CR, Lurie JD, Glassman SD, Schwab FJ, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Boachie-Adjei O, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Crawford CH, Lenke LG, Buchowski JM, Edwards C, Koski T, Parent S, Lewis S, Kang DG, McClendon J, Metz L, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Spratt KF, Bridwell KH. Baseline Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate Weakly With Radiographic Parameters: A Multicenter, Prospective NIH Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis Study of 286 Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22):1701-1708. PMID: 27831984.
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    15. David Sing, Lionel N. Metz. 227 Validation of the Orthopedic Perioperative Effective Risk Assessment Score in Posterolateral Spinal Fusion. The Spine Journal. 2016 Oct 1; 16(10):s328.
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    16. Paul Yi, David Sing, Lionel N. Metz. P41 Does Malnutrition Predict Infection after Revision Spine Surgery?. The Spine Journal. 2016 Oct 1; 16(10):s268.
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    17. David Sing, Sigurd H. Berven, Shane Burch, Lionel N. Metz. P126 Increase in Spinal Deformity Patients in Patients Age 60 and Over is Not Associated with Increased Complications. The Spine Journal. 2016 Oct 1; 16(10):s347.
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    18. Sing DC, Khanna R, Shaw JD, Metz LN, Burch S, Berven SH. Increasing Rates of Surgical Management of Multilevel Spinal Curvature in Elderly Patients. Spine Deform. 2016 09; 4(5):365-372. PMID: 27927494.
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    19. Sing DC, Yue JK, Metz LN, Winkler EA, Zhang WR, Burch S, Berven SH. Obesity Is an Independent Risk Factor of Early Complications After Revision Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May; 41(10):E632-40. PMID: 26641848.
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    20. Aaron J. Fields, Britta Berg-Johansen, Lionel N. Metz, Stephanie Miller, Brandan La, Ellen C. Liebenberg, Dezba G. Coughlin, James L. Graham, Kimber L. Stanhope, Peter J. Havel, Jeffrey C. Lotz. Alterations in Intervertebral Disc Composition, Matrix Homeostasis and Biomechanical Behavior in the UCD-T2DM Rat Model of Type 2 Diabetes. The Spine Journal. 2015 Oct 1; 15(10):s142-s143.
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    21. Daniel G. Kang, Jacob M. Buchowski, Lawrence G. Lenke, Ronald A. Lehman, Todd M. Chapman, Panya Luksanapruksa, Jamal McClendon, Lionel N. Metz. Can S2-Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screws Be Placed Accurately without Fluoroscopy?. The Spine Journal. 2015 Oct 1; 15(10):s225-s226.
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    22. Ward DT, Metz LN, Horst PK, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Complications of Morbid Obesity in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Risk Stratification Based on BMI. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep; 30(9 Suppl):42-6. PMID: 26117070.
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    23. Fields AJ, Berg-Johansen B, Metz LN, Miller S, La B, Liebenberg EC, Coughlin DG, Graham JL, Stanhope KL, Havel PJ, Lotz JC. Alterations in intervertebral disc composition, matrix homeostasis and biomechanical behavior in the UCD-T2DM rat model of type 2 diabetes. J Orthop Res. 2015 May; 33(5):738-46. PMID: 25641259.
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    24. Lionel N. Metz, Derek Thomas Ward, Aenor J. Sawyer. Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Young Athlete’s Spine. Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes. 2014 Jan 1; 181-198.
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    25. Lionel N. Metz, Aaron J. Fields, Alberto F. Lovell, Britta Berg-Johansen, Morsi Khashan, James Graham, Peter Havel, Jeffrey C. Lotz. Effects of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus on Intervertebral Disc Health in Rats. The Spine Journal. 2013 Sep 1; 13(9):s49-s50.
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    26. Lionel N. Metz, Alberto F. Lovell, James Graham, Ellen Liebenberg, Peter Havel, Jeffrey C. Lotz. Does Diabetes Cause the Intervertebral Disc to Degenerate?. The Spine Journal. 2012 Sep 1; 12(9):s74-s75.
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    27. Metz LN, Wustrack R, Lovell AF, Sawyer AJ. Infectious, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases affecting the athlete's spine. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):535-67. PMID: 22658001.
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    28. Acosta FL, Metz L, Adkisson HD, Liu J, Carruthers-Liebenberg E, Milliman C, Maloney M, Lotz JC. Porcine intervertebral disc repair using allogeneic juvenile articular chondrocytes or mesenchymal stem cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Dec; 17(23-24):3045-55. PMID: 21910592.
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    29. Alvin H. McKenzie, Rajiv K. Sethi, Lionel N. Metz, David S. Bradford, Daniel R. Fassett, Shiveindra B. Jeyamohan, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Peter G. Whang, Boyle C. Cheng, William C. Welch, Nadim James Hallab, Markus Wimmer, Joshua J. Jacobs, James J. Yue, James P. Lawrence, Nader M. Habela, Paul C. McAfee, Ashish Sahai, Todd Alamin, Andrew P. White, David Hannallah, Alan S. Hilibrand. Kapitel 1 Einführung in die bewegungserhaltende Chirurgie der Wirbelsäule. Bewegungserhaltende Wirbelsäulenchirurgie. 2011 Jan 1; (Project Guttenburg1841):1-84.
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    30. Todd F. Alamin, Marco Bérard, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Jason D. Blain, Scott L. Blumenthal, Nicholas R. Boeree, David S. Bradford, Jacob M. Buchowski, Allen Carl, Boyle C. Cheng, Robert J. Chomiak, Christine Coillard, Andrew H. Cragg, Bryan W. Cunningham, Frank Daday, Reginald J. Davis, Rick B. Delamarter, Roberto Díaz, Thomas J. Errico, Teddy Fagerstrom, Daniel R. Fassett, Rolando García, Ihab Gharzeddine, Vijay K. Goel, Matthew F. Gornet, Geneste Guilhaume, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Nader M. Habela, Horace Hale, Nadim James Hallab, David Hannallah, Matthew Hannibal, Alan S. Hilibrand, Robert W. Hoy, Kenneth Y. Hsu, Cary Idler, Joshua J. Jacobs, Jorge Jaramillo, Shiveindra B. Jeyamohan, Larry T. Khoo, Scott H. Kitchel, Carl Lauryssen, William Lavelle, James P. Lawrence, Juliano Lhamby, Gary L. Lowery, George Malcolmon, Thierry Marnay, Larry Martin, Paul C. McAfee, Alvin H. McKenzie, Lionel N. Metz, Hazem Nicola, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Carlos E. Oliveira, Brett A. Osborn, Carlos Fernando Arias Pesántez, Piero Petrini, Luiz Pimenta, Ben B. Pradhan, K. Daniel Riew, Mildred B. Simon, Souad Rhalmi, Charles H. Rivard, Ashish Sahai, Samer Saiedy, Rick Sasso, Thomas Schaffa, Matthew Scott-Young, Rajiv K. Sethi, Kristina Spate, Jonathan R. Stieber, Bauer E. Sumpio, Jens Peter Timm, P. Justin Tortolani, Vincent C. Traynelis, Patrick Tropiano, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Archibald von Strempel, Peter G. Whang, William C. Welch, Bradley J. Wessman, Andrew P. White, Markus Wimmer, James J. Yue, James F. Zucherman. Autoren. Bewegungserhaltende Wirbelsäulenchirurgie. 2011 Jan 1; viii-xiii.
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    31. Frank Acosta, Lionel Metz, Jane Liu, Ellen Carruthers-Liebenberg, H.D. Adkisson, Michael Maloney, Jeffrey Lotz. 98. Juvenile Chondrocytes are Superior to Undifferentiated Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Porcine Intervertebral Disc Repair. The Spine Journal. 2008 Sep 1; 8(5):50s.
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    32. Deviren V, Patel VV, Metz LN, Berven SH, Hu SH, Bradford DS. Anterior arthrodesis with instrumentation for thoracolumbar scoliosis: comparison of efficacy in adults and adolescents. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 May 15; 33(11):1219-23. PMID: 18469695.
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    33. Metz LN, Burch S. Computer-assisted surgical planning and image-guided surgical navigation in refractory adult scoliosis surgery: case report and review of the literature. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Apr 20; 33(9):E287-92. PMID: 18427309.
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    34. Rajiv K. Sethi, Lionel N. Metz, David S. Bradford. Chapter 2 History and Evolution of Motion Preservation. Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine. 2008 Jan 1; 11-20.
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    35. Vedat Deviren, Danielle Geula, Sibel Demir-Deviren, Sigurd Berven, Lionel Metz, Serena Hu. 123. Contextual and Methodological Challenges in Determining the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID). The Spine Journal. 2007 Sep 1; 7(5):59s-60s.
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    36. Metz LN, Deviren V. Low-grade spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):237-48. PMID: 17556124.
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    37. Deviren V, Metz LN. Anterior instrumented arthrodesis for adult idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):273-80. PMID: 17556128.
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    38. Metz LN, Martin RB, Turner AS. Histomorphometric analysis of the effects of osteocyte density on osteonal morphology and remodeling. Bone. 2003 Nov; 33(5):753-9. PMID: 14623050.
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