Department of Biomechanics

Kate Meyers, MS

Kate Meyers started in orthopedics as an undergraduate student at Syracuse University where she collaborated on a design for a new cadaveric knee simulator. After receiving her B.S. and M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, she worked as a design engineer for Stryker Howmedica Osteonics designing and overseeing the manufacture of custom implants.

After leaving Stryker, Kate worked in research at Mount Sinai Medical School and New York University School of Medicine before joining the Biomechanics Department at Hospital for Special Surgery in 2004. Her main focus at HSS is collaborating with residents and fellows from all of the surgical services to help them learn more about biomechanics while furthering their research interests. She also conducts industry sponsored research and core mechanical testing.

Selected Publications

Thomas A, Kepler K, Meyers K, Green D, Wright T, Rawlins B. The Effect of Sacral Decortication on Lumbosacral Fixation in a Calf Spine Model. Spine. 2011;36(6): E388–E392.

Partal G, Meyers K, Sama N, Pagenkopf E, Lewis P, Goldman A, Wright T, Helfet D. Superior versus Anteroinferior Plating of the Clavicle Revisited: A Mechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2010;24:420–425.

Ryan J, Meyers K, DiBenedetto P, Wright T, Haas S.Failure of the Patellar Tendon with the Patella Everted versus Non-Everted in a Matched-Pair Cadaver Model. HSSJ. 2010; 6(2): 134-137

Fragomen A, Meyers K, Davis N, Shu H, Wright T,  Rozbruch R. A Biomechanical Comparison of Micromotion After Ankle Fusion Using Two Fixation Techniques: Intramedullary Arthrodesis Nail or Ilizarov External Fixator. Foot & Ankle Int. 2008;29(3):334-341.

Fragomen AT, Meyers KN, Davis N, Shu H, Wright TM, Rozbruch SR. A Biomechanical comparison of micromotion after ankle fusion using two fixation techniques: Intramedulary nail or Ilizarov external fixator. (Accepted for publication Foot Ankle Int.)

Meyers KN, Campbell DA, LipmanJD, Zhang K, Myers ER, Girardi FP, Cammisa FP, Wright TM. Dynamics of an intervertebral disc prosthesis in human cadaveric spines. HSS Journal. 2007;3(2):164-168.

Maher SA, Meyers K, Borens O, Suk M, Grose A, Wright TM, Helfet D. Biomechanical evaluation of an expandable nail for the fixation of midshaft fractures.J Trauma. 2007; 63(1):103-7.

Meyers K, Tauber M, Sudin Y, Fleischer S, Arnin U, Girardi F, Wright T. The use of instrumented pedicle screws to evaluate load sharing in posterior dynamic stabilization systems. Spine J. 2007 Nov 22; [Epub ahead of print]

Recent Presentations

Suero E, Meyers K, Bohne W. Stability of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint of the Lesser Toes: A Cadaveric Study. AAOS 2011.


Meyers K, Achor T, Khalsa K, Lorich D, Wright T, Helfet D. The Effect of Locking Inserts and Overtorque on the Fatigue Behavior of Locking Compression Plates. ORS 2010.

Metzl J, Izzi J, Meyers K, Wright T, Wolfe S. Mechanical behavior of 4 strand flexor tendon repairs using a novel suture: A comparative study. AAOS 2010.

Ryan J, Meyers K, DiBenedetto P, Haas S. Load-to-failure of the patellar tendon with the patella everted vs. non-everted in a cadaver model. AAOS 2009.

Bruneau P, Meyers K, Johnstone S, Wright T, Padgett D. Femoral Stem Subsidence After Impaction Bone Grafting: A Comparison of Marselized Bone Allograft Versus Synthetic Bone Graft Substitutes. ORS 2009.

Meyers K, Partal G, Sama N, Helfet D, Wright T. A Biomechanical comparison of clavicle plating. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2007.

Meyers K, Fragomen A, Davis N, Rozbruch S, Wright T. A Biomechanical comparison of miromotion after ankle fusion using two techniques: fixation with an IM nail or Ilizaraov external fixation. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2006.

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