E. Meade Spratley, PhD



Dr. Spratley is a biomedical engineer whose research focuses on lower extremity biomechanics.  His work currently centers on the prediction and classification of high-load-rate trauma sustained during battlefield automotive injuries involving under-body blast.  Dr. Spratley earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University where he focused on the etiology and treatment of degenerative musculoskeletal deformities of the foot and ankle as viewed through the lens of orthopaedic biomechanics.  Additional areas of interest for Dr. Spratley are computational simulation, medical device design, and all things anatomy as he works toward a better understanding of the interaction of the human machine and the physical world.


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

  • Blast Biomechanics
  • Warfighter Vehicle Occupant Safety
  • Lower Extremity Trauma Biomechanics
  • Pelvis injury classification and prediction

Selected Publications

  • Effects Of Degree Of Surgical Correction For Flatfoot Deformity In Patient-Specific Computational Models. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. –ePub. Ahead of Print- [doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1195-1]
  • Novel Approach for Determining 3-D Acetabular Orientation: Results from 200 Normal Patients. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2014. 96(21) p.1776-1784 [doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01141]
  • Plantar Measurements to Determine Success of Surgical Correction of Stage IIb Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2014. 53(5) p.562-566 [doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.03.020]
  • A Population of Patient-Specific Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity Models Before and After Surgery. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 42(9) p1913-1922 [doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1048-y]
  • Plantar Forces in Flexor Hallucis Longus vs. Flexor Digitorum Longus Transfer in Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Foot and Ankle International. 2013. 34(9) p.1286 [doi: 10.1177/1071100713487724]


  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Virginia Academy of Science

Other Interests

  • Alpine & Telemark Skiing, Backpacking, Climbing