4.7/5
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Michael Amini, MD

Specialties

Shoulder, Elbow

Languages

English
4.7/5
1011 Ratings | 288 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Shoulder, Elbow

Languages

English

Office Information

Mesa Clinic

1500 S Dobson Rd
Suite 202
Mesa, AZ 85202
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

Michael Amini, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He cares for patients with sprains, strains, tears, breaks, and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Regardless if his patients want to throw a baseball over 90 miles per hour or just raise their arm above their head without pain, he believes every person deserves the same level of care that is custom fit for his or her needs.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Amini cared for patients in a private practice for several years in Tucson, Arizona. He practices minimally invasive surgical techniques to improve recovery and minimize risk to patients as well as offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and reparative treatment options when appropriate.

He received his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow at the Cleveland Clinic. During his time in Ohio, he developed a special interest in shoulder and elbow replacements and continues to conduct research to improve the methods and technology of these procedures.  Dr. Amini completed his residency program and internship at the Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics at the University of Tennessee. During his training, he cared for athletes, including the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team and several high school football teams. Dr. Amini received his doctoral degree and his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Michael Amini, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He cares for patients with sprains, strains, tears, breaks, and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Regardless if his patients want to throw a baseball over 90 miles per hour or just raise their arm above their head without pain, he believes every person deserves the same level of care that is custom fit for his or her needs.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Amini cared for patients in a private practice for several years in Tucson, Arizona. He practices minimally invasive surgical techniques to improve recovery and minimize risk to patients as well as offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and reparative treatment options when appropriate.

He received his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow at the Cleveland Clinic. During his time in Ohio, he developed a special interest in shoulder and elbow replacements and continues to conduct research to improve the methods and technology of these procedures.  Dr. Amini completed his residency program and internship at the Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics at the University of Tennessee. During his training, he cared for athletes, including the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team and several high school football teams. Dr. Amini received his doctoral degree and his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Dr. Amini is an active member of the medical community and academic medicine; holding memberships with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Instability
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Reparative Medicine
  • Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder and Elbow Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Superior capsular reconstruction of shoulder
  • Total & Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic

Residency

Campbell Clinic - University of Tennessee - Memphis

Doctoral

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Undergraduate

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Board Certification

Board Certified

Accolades

  • 2017 - 1st place, “Outstanding Orthopaedic Care”, Influential Health and Medical Leaders by Tucson Local Media/Inside Tucson Business
  • 2013 - Selected to attend the AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2013 - Recipient of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Education Grant to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting
  • 2012 - 3rd place presentation at The Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting for “Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study.”

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  These reviews have been submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.7 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.7
Listened Carefully 4.7
Gave Understandable Answers 4.7
Knew Medical History 4.5
Showed Respect 4.8
Spent Enough Time 4.6

Research and Experience

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of a Posteriorly Augmented Glenoid Component in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Primary Osteoarthritis with Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss. Ho JC, Amini MH, Entezari V, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100(22):1934–1948. doi:10.2106/JBJS.17.01282

Three-Dimensional Templating and Use of Standard Instrumentation in Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Amini MH, Ricchetti ET, Iannotti JP. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2017;7(3):e28. Published 2017 Sep 27. doi:10.2106/JBJS.ST.17.00009

A market modeling review study on predicting Malaysian consumer behavior towards widespread adoption of PHEV/EV.  Adnan N, Nordin SM, Rahman I, Amini MH. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017;24(22):17955–17975. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9153-8

Quadriceps Tendon Repair Using Knotless Anchors and Suture Tape. Amini MH. Arthrosc Tech. 2017;6(5):e1541–e1545. Published 2017 Sep 11. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2017.06.013

Reliability of the classification of proximal femur fractures: Does clinical experience matter? [published correction appears in Injury. Crijns TJ, Janssen SJ, Davis JT, Ring D, Sanchez HB; Science of Variation Group. 2019 Jun;50(6):1266]. Injury. 2018;49(4):819–823. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2018.02.023

High Complication Rate in Young Patients With High-Energy Intertrochanteric Femoral Fractures. Amini MH, Feldman JJ, Weinlein JC 4th. Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e293–e299. doi:10.3928/01477447-20161128-04

A New High-Temperature Ultrasonic Transducer for Continuous Inspection.  Amini MH, Sinclair AN, Coyle TW. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2016;63(3):448–455. doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2519348

Managing the Endosteal Fibula During Arthroplasty for Proximal Humeral Fracture Sequelae. Amini MH. J Orthop Trauma. 2019;33 Suppl 1:S1–S2. doi:10.1097/BOT.0000000000001532

Comparison of radiographic and clinical outcomes of revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with structural versus nonstructural bone graft. Mahylis JM, Puzzitiello RN, Ho JC, Amini MH, Iannotti JP, Ricchetti ET. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019;28(1):e1–e9. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2018.06.026

Biologic and Mechanical Augmentation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Fibrin Clot Augmentation of 5-Strand Hamstring Autograft. Amini MH, Prieto JF. Arthrosc Tech. 2017;6(5):e1851–e1855. Published 2017 Oct 9. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2017.07.002

Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with combined deltoid reconstruction in patients with anterior and/or middle deltoid tears. Marinello PG, Amini MH, Peers S, O’Donnell J, Iannotti JP. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016;25(6):936–941. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2015.10.026

The 2019 Arthroscopy Association of North America Traveling Fellowship-Los Gallos: New Friends on an Old Town Road.  Hernández-Pérez F, Amini MH, Sheean AJ, Athiviraham A, Richmond JC. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(9):2761–2766. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2019.07.012

Reliability testing of two classification systems for osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the elbow. Amini MH, Sykes JB, Olson ST, et al. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015;24(3):353–357. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2014.10.015

Comparison of Outcomes and Costs of Tension-Band and Locking-Plate Osteosynthesis in Transverse Olecranon Fractures: A Matched-Cohort Study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson BR, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015;44(7):E211–E215.

Infectious spondylodiscitis: diagnosis and treatment. Amini MH, Salzman GA. [published correction appears in Mo Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;110(2):121] [published correction appears in Mo Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;110(2):121]. Mo Med. 2013;110(1):80–84.

Study on a new surfactant for removal of phenol from wastewater by emulsion liquid membrane. Mortaheb HR, Amini MH, Sadeghian F, Mokhtarani B, Daneshyar H. J Hazard Mater. 2008;160(2-3):582–588. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.03.095

Partitioning of α-lactalbumin and β-lactoglobulin in aqueous two-phase systems of polyvinylpyrrolidone and potassium phosphate. Mokhtarani B, Mortaheb HR, Mafi M, Amini MH. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2011;879(11-12):721–726. doi:10.1016/j.jchromb.2011.02.007

Study on removal of cadmium from wastewater by emulsion liquid membrane. Mortaheb HR, Kosuge H, Mokhtarani B, Amini MH, Banihashemi HR. J Hazard Mater. 2009;165(1-3):630–636. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.10.039

Study on removal of cadmium by hybrid liquid membrane process.  Mortaheb HR, Zolfaghari A, Mokhtarani B, Amini MH, Mandanipour V. J Hazard Mater. 2010;177(1-3):660–667. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.12.082

Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

Reliability testing of two classification systems for elbow osteoarthritis and post- traumatic arthritis. Amini MH, Olson S, Sykes JB, Mauck BM, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Poster presentation at the Mid America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 24 April 2014.

Failures in high-energy intertrochanteric femur fractures. Amini MH, Feldman J, Weinlein JC. Poster presentation at the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Buffalo, NY. 20 September 2013.

The effect of earlier vs later application to orthopaedic residency. Amini MH, Azar FM, Beaty JH, Canale ST, Smith RA, Richardson DR, Throckmorton TW. Poster presentation at the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.  Buffalo, NY. 20 September 2013.

Reliability testing of two classification systems for elbow osteoarthritis and post- traumatic arthritis. Amini MH, Olson S, Sykes JB, Mauck BM, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Poster presentation at the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.  Buffalo, NY. 20 September 2013.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Poster presentation at the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.  Buffalo, NY. 20 September 2013.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Poster presentation at the AOA Medical Student Poster Session.  Memphis, TN. 29 February 2013.

Oral Presentations:

Failures in high-energy intertrochanteric femur fractures. Amini MH, Feldman J, Weinlein JC. Podium presentation at the Mid America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 24 April 2014.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the American Shoulder and Elbow Society Closed Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. October 2013.

Failures in high-energy intertrochanteric femur fractures. Amini MH, Feldman J, Weinlein JC. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL. 27 September 2013.

Reliability testing of two classification systems for elbow osteoarthritis and post- traumatic arthritis. Amini MH, Olson S, Sykes JB, Mauck BM, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL. 27 September 2013.

The effect of earlier vs later application to orthopaedic residency. Amini MH, Azar FM, Beaty JH, Canale ST, Smith RA, Richardson DR, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL. 27 September 2013.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the Mid America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. 20 April 2013.

AAOS BME and Biologic Implants Committee: Skin Patch Testing and Associated Total Joint Outcomes. Mihalko WM, Goodman SB, Amini MH, Mayes W, Hallab NJ. Scientific exhibit at the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 19 March 2013.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the Dan Riordan Hand Society Annual Meeting.  Memphis, TN. 12 October 2012.

Comparison of outcomes and costs of tension band versus plate osteosynthesis in transverse olecranon fractures: A matched cohort study. Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson B, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.  Birmingham, AL. 29 September 2012.

Comparison of one- versus two-incision surgical techniques for distal biceps tendon ruptures: A matched cohort study. Sykes JB, Amini MH, Grear BJ, Smith R, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL. 28 Sept 2012.

Comparison of one- versus two-incision surgical techniques for distal biceps tendon ruptures: A matched cohort study. Sykes JB, Amini MH, Grear BJ, Smith R, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Podium presentation at the OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposium. Columbia, SC. 1 June 2012.

Radial and ulnar artery injuries: to ligate or repair? Amini MH. Presented to The Mid-South Hand Society, 11 November 2011.

Baseball: injury treatment and prevention. Amini MH. Presentation on sports-related injuries to MIAA youth baseball coaches, 9 February 2010.

Softball: injury treatment and prevention. Amini MH. Presentation on sports-related injuries to MIAA youth softball coaches, 16 February 2010.

Early surgical consultation for biliary symptoms: is there a difference in outcome? Joseph SP, Mundluru S, Amini MH, Habib A, Tripp A, Oxford M, Young S, Tang F, Margolin D. Podium presentation to The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 9 September 2009.

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