Michael Amini, MD

Services & Specialties

Shoulder, Elbow

Languages

English

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/University of Tennessee. During his training, he cared for athletes, including the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team and several high school football teams. Dr. Amini received his medical degree and bachelor’s from the University of Missouri.

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/University of Tennessee. During his training, he cared for athletes, including the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team and several high school football teams. Dr. Amini received his medical degree and bachelor’s from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Amini is an active member of the medical community and academic medicine. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and 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.”

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Research and Experience

Publications

Crijns TJ, Janssen SJ, Davis JT, Ring D, Sanchez HB; Science of Variation Group. Reliability of the classification of proximal femur fractures: Does clinical experience matter? Injury. 2018 Apr;49(4):819-823. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.02.023. Epub 2018 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 29549969.

Amini MH, Prieto JF. Biologic and Mechanical Augmentation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Fibrin Clot Augmentation of 5-Strand Hamstring Autograft. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct 9;6(5):e1851-e1855. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.07.002. eCollection 2017 Oct. PubMed PMID: 29416971; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5797280.

Amini MH. Quadriceps Tendon Repair Using Knotless Anchors and Suture Tape. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Sep 11;6(5):e1541-e1545. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.06.013. eCollection 2017 Oct. PubMed PMID: 29354471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5709721.

Amini MH, Feldman JJ, Weinlein JC 4th. High Complication Rate in Young Patients With High-Energy Intertrochanteric Femoral Fractures. Orthopedics. 2017 Mar 1;40(2):e293-e299. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20161128-04. Epub 2016 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 27925642.

Marinello PG, Amini MH, Peers S, O’Donnell J, Iannotti JP. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with combined deltoid reconstruction in patients with anterior and/or middle deltoid tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jun;25(6):936-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.10.026. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 26803931.

Amini MH, Azar FM, Wilson BR, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Throckmorton TW. Comparison of Outcomes and Costs of Tension-Band and Locking-Plate Osteosynthesis in Transverse Olecranon Fractures: A Matched-Cohort Study. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jul;44(7):E211-5. PubMed PMID: 26161765.

Amini MH, Sykes JB, Olson ST, Smith RA, Mauck BM, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Reliability testing of two classification systems for osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Mar;24(3):353-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.10.015. Epub 2014 Dec 23. PubMed PMID: 25541343.

Amini M, Mayes WH, Tzeng A, Tzeng TH, Saleh KJ, Mihalko WM. Evaluation and management of metal hypersensitivity in total joint arthroplasty: a systematic review. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2014;24(1):25-36. Review. PubMed PMID: 24941403.

Amini MH, Salzman GA. Infectious spondylodiscitis: diagnosis and treatment. Mo Med. 2013 Jan-Feb;110(1):80-4. Erratum in: Mo Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;110(2):121. PubMed PMID: 23457758.

Presentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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