GoetzJessica Goetz

Clinical Assistant Professor

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2008 - Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2003 - B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional and Academic Positions

20032008: Graduate Research Assistant, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
– 2010: Assistant Research Engineer, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
– 2014: Research Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2009: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2014: Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Professional Organizations

Member, American Society of Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Research Society


  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Foot & Ankle International

Institutional Service

Departmental Resident Research Committee: 2013-Present

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  • Goetz JE, Chung YY, Zimmerman DL, Pedersen DR, Robinson DA, Conzemius MG, Brown TD. Steroid-induced versus cryoinsult-induced femoral head osteonecrosis: Statistical measurement of histologic abnormality focalization.” J. Musculoskelet. Res. 2005;9(4);161–172.
  • Goetz JE, Derrick TR, Pedersen DR, Robinson DA, Conzemius MG, Brown TD. Hip joint contact force in the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) during normal level walking. J. Biomech. 2008;41(4):770–778. PMC2291359.
  • Goetz JE, Pedersen DR, Robinson DA, Conzemius MG, Baer TE, Brown TD. The apparent critical isotherm for cryoinsult-induced osteonecrotic lesions in the emu femoral head. J. Biomech. 2008;41(10):2197–2205.PMC2612542.
  • Kunze NM, Goetz JE, Thedens DR, Baer TE, Lawler EA, Brown TD. Individual flexor tendon identification within the carpal tunnel: A semi-automated analysis method for serial cross-section MR images. Orthop. Res. Reviews. 2009;1:31–42. PMC2917116.
  • Goetz JE, Thedens DR, Kunze NM, Lawler EA, Brown TD. Day-to-day variability of median nerve location within the carpal tunnel. Clin. Biomech. 2010;25:660–665. PMC2900433.
  • Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Heiner AD, Goetz JE, Baer TE, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Rudert MJ, Hillis SL, Brown TD, McKinley TO. Organ-level histological and biomechanical responses from localized incongruity in the rabbit knee. J. Orthop. Res. 2011;29(3):340–346. NIHMS476325.
  • Main EK, Goetz JE, Rudert MJ, Goreham-Voss CM, Brown TD. Apparent transverse compressive material properties of the digital flexor tendons and the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. J. Biomech. 2011;44:863–868. PMC3048925.
  • Goetz JE, Robinson DA, Pedersen DR, Conzemius MG, Brown TD. Cryoinsult parameter effects on the histologically-apparent volume of experimentally-induced osteonecrotic lesions. J. Orthop. Res. 2011;29(6):931–937. PMC3082588.
  • Goetz JE, Baer TE. Mechanical behavior of carpal tunnel subsynovial connective tissue under compression. Iowa Orthop. J. 2011;31:127–132.
  • Main EK, Goetz JE, Baer TE, Klocke NF, Brown TD. Volar/dorsal compressive mechanical behavior of the transverse carpal ligament. J. Biomech. 2012;45(7):1180-1185. PMC3327765.
  • Heiner AD, Martin JA, McKinley TO, Goetz JE, Thedens DR, Brown TD. Frequency content of cartilage impact force signal reflects acute histologic structural damage. Cartilage 2012;3(4):314-322. PMC3760429.
  • Phisitkul P, Ebinger T, Goetz JE, Vaseenon T, Marsh JL. Forceps reduction of the Syndesmosis in Rotational Ankle Fractures: A Cadaveric Study. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;94(24):2256-2261.
  • Pedersen DR, Goetz JE, Kurriger GL, Martin JA. Comparative digital cartilage histology for human and common OA models. Orthop.Res. and Rev. 2013; 5:13-20. NIHMS486976.
  • Pedersen DR, Martin JA, Thedens DR, Klocke NF, Roberts NH, Goetz JE, Amendola A. Imaging biopsy composition at ACL reconstruction. Orthop Res and Rev. 2013;5:35-41. NIHMS48946.
  • Heiner AD, Smith AD, Goetz JE, Goreham-Voss CM, Judd KT, McKinley TO. Cartilage-on-cartilage vs. metal-on-cartilage impact characteristics and responses. J. Orthop. Res. 2013;31(6):887-93. PMC3740544.
  • Ebinger T, Goetz JE, Dolan L, Phisitkul P. 3D model analysis of existing CT syndesmosis measurements. Iowa Orthop. J. 2013;33:40-46.
  • Arunakul M, Amendola A. Gao Y, Goetz JE, Femino JE, Phisitkul P. Tripod Index: Diagnostic accuracy in symptomatic flatfoot and cavovarus foot: Part 2. Iowa Orthop. J. 2013;33:47-53. PMC3748891.
  • Phisitkul PP, Sullivan J, Goetz JE, Marsh JL. Maximizing safety in screw placement for posterior facet fixation in calcaneus fractures. Foot and Ankle Int. 2013;34(9):1279-1285.
  • Goetz JE, Kunze NM, Main E, Thedens DR, Baer TE, Lawler EA, Brown TD. MRI-apparent localized deformation of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel during functional hand loading. Annals of Bio Med Eng. 2013;41(10):2099-2108. PMC3766442.
  • Arunakul M, Tochigi Y, Goetz JE, Diestelmeier BW, Heiner AD, Rudert MJ, Fredericks DC, Brown TD, McKinley TO. Replication of chronic abnormal cartilage loading by medial meniscus destabilization for modeling osteoarthritis in the rabbit knee in vivo. J Orthop Res. 2013;31(10);1555-1560.
  • Arunakul M, Amendola A, Gao Y, Goetz JE, Femino JE, Phisitkul PP. Tripod Index: A new radiographic parameter assessing foot alignment: Foot and Ankle Int. 2013;34(10); 1411-20.
  • Tennant JN, Rungprai C, Pizzimenti MA, Goetz JE, Phisitkul PP, Femino JE, Amendola A. Risks to the blood supply of the talus after four methods of total ankle arthroplasty: A cadaveric injection study. J Bone Joint Surg. 2014;96(5)395-402.
  • Westermann RW, Rungprai C, Goetz JE, Femino JE, Amendola A, Phisitkul P. The effect of suture button fixation on iatrogenic syndesmotic malreduction: A cadaveric study. J Bone Joint Surg. (Revision under Review).
  • Rungprai C, Goetz JE, Arunakul M, Gao Y, Femino JE, Amendola A, Phisitkul P. Foot and ankle radiographic parameters: validity and reproducibility of biplane imaging system versus conventional radiography. Foot & Ankle Int. (In Revision).
  • Bisicchia S, Rosso F, Pizzimenti MA, Rungprai C, Goetz JE, Amendola A. The relationship between the blood supply and osteotomies around the knee: A latex cadaver study with computed tomography and dissection analysis. Clin Orthop Rel Res. (Under Review).