Michael H. Amini MD

Though people rarely need an Orthopaedic Surgeon for matters of life-and-death, people need an Orthopaedic Surgeon for matters that affect our quality-of-life.  Pain and lack of function in a joint significantly impact a person’s ability to work, do hobbies, play sports, or even sleep without pain.  I feel fortunate to have the best job in the world because I get to help people get back to doing what they love to do in life.

I treat people with sprains/strains, tears, breaks, and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.  I believe in exhausting other treatments before offering surgery.  I strive to get to know every patient on a personal level, which helps me individualize my treatment for them.  A focused rehab and therapy program that is tailored to each individual’s needs is crucial to the success of any treatment, surgical or not.  Regardless if you want to throw a baseball over 90 miles per hour or just raise your arm above your head without pain, every person deserves the same level of care that is custom-fit for his or her needs.

During my training at the Cleveland Clinic, I developed a special interest in Shoulder and Elbow Replacements, and I continue to conduct research to improve the methods and technology of these procedures.  I also practice Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery to improve recovery and minimize risk to patients, and I offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell treatments when appropriate, as well.

I have published numerous research studies and book chapters and have presented my research at regional and national meetings.  I not only stay up to date with the latest evidence, but I am fortunate to have contributed to it, as well.

I have had experience in caring for athletes throughout my training, including the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, the University of Memphis Tigers sports teams, the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team, and several high school football teams.  Having played sports growing up and being active now, I understand every person’s need to get back to being 100% as soon as possible.

Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my wife and children, and I enjoy cooking and barbecuing, cycling, snow skiing, and hiking.[/vc_column_text]

Education and Training

  • Fellowship
    Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    The Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency
    Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics/University of Tennessee Memphis
  • Medical School
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Emerging Leaders Program of the American Orthopaedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America