John Metzler

John Metzler, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

PM&R Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine Fellowship Co-Director

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Dr. Metzler's clinical practice consists of evaluation and management of all musculoskeletal disorders. He specializes in the conservative care of musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in foot/ankle, hip/knee, therapeutic spine injections and manual medicine, and the use of electromyography to assess muscle and nerve responses. Special interests include sport related injuries to the shoulder, foot, and ankle.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Foot pain
  • Hip pain
  • Leg and arm pain
  • Low pain
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stress fracture
  • Tendonitis

Common Procedures

  • Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Epidural/Facet/Hip/Sacroiliac joint/Shoulder fluoroscopically guided contrast enhanced injections

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Washington University Orthopedics & Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Metzler J, Park T. The effects of E1 pressure on compound muscle action potential (CMAP). American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting October 6-9, 1999. Poster presentation. Medical College of Wisconsin Resident Research Presentations – June 18, 1999.Wisconsin Society of PM&R Annual Assembly - April 17, 1999.
  • Prather H, Van Dillen L, Metzler JP, Riew KD, Gilula LA. Prospective Measure of functional and pain improvements in patients with non-neoplastic compression fractures treated with vertebroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Feb;88(2):334-41.
  • Knaus E, Metzler J, Stout A. Extension based axial low back pain: Options for treatment. Spineline. Nov-Dec 2007. pp 21-27.

Book Chapters

  • Prather H, Metzler J. Gymnastics and Spine Injuries In (eds) Lennard TA, Crabtree HM. Spine in Sports. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, 2005. pp. 165-184.

Research Interests

The role of epidural cortisone and its effects on patient's injections in the management of lumbar disc disease and rotator cuff tears.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Metzler's clinical practice consists of evaluation and management of all musculoskeletal disorders. He specializes in the conservative care of musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in foot/ankle, hip/knee, therapeutic spine injections and manual medicine, and the use of electromyography to assess muscle and nerve responses. Special interests include sport related injuries to the shoulder, foot, and ankle.

Background

Dr. Metzler received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is currently an Assistant Professor for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopedics at Washington University Medical School. He is a member of several national societies including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Co-founder and Director of the Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine Fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the university and involved in medical student and resident education. Dr. Metzler has authored peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters on topics related to the musculoskeletal rehabilitation. His clinical interests include the conservative management of all musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in foot, ankle and sports medicine. Dr. Metzler is trained in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries of the spine and extremities.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pain Medicine; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residency

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  • Internship - Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

Fellowship

  • Spine & Sports Medicine, Buffalo Spine & Sports Medicine, P.C.

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • 2004 – Present International Spinal Injection Society
  • 2003-Present American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • 2002 – Present American College of Sports Medicine Professional Member
  • 2001 – Present American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Associate Member
  • 1997 – Present Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, Associate Member
  • 1996 – Present American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Member
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Dr. Metzler’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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