Dr. Amendola is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division Chief for Sports Medicine at Duke University. His clinical and research interests focus on improving the understanding, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports and activity-related problems of the knee and ankle. He has been involved in the original development of arthroscopic and biologic resurfacing techniques for ankle and knee posttraumatic articular disorders leading to the original description of many technological advances, techniques and devices. Dr. Amendola is an original member of Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) and Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) and has also served as the PI or Co-PI on several ACL-related studies including the MOON and MARS projects evaluating factors related to outcome following ACL injury and reconstruction. He sees patients and performs research at the Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute and does surgery and the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Publications from the 2020-2021 Academic Year
·MOON Knee Group Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in High School and College-Aged Athletes: Does Autograft Choice Influence Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision Rates?. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):298-309.
·Grassi A, Samuelsson K, D'Hooghe P, Romagnoli M, Mosca M, Zaffagnini S, Amendola A. Dynamic Stabilization of Syndesmosis Injuries Reduces Complications and Reoperations as Compared With Screw Fixation: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;48(4):1000-1013.
·Carpenter DP, Feinstein SD, Van Buren ED, Lin FC, Amendola AN, Creighton RA, Kamath GV. Trends in open shoulder surgery among early career orthopedic surgeons: who is doing what?. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul;29(7):e269-e278.
·Uribe-Echevarria B, Magnuson JA, Amendola A, Bollier MJ, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparative Clinical Study Between Adjustable and Fixed Length Suspension Devices. Iowa Orthop J. 2020;40(1):121-127.
·Bailey JR, Christensen T, Oshlag BL, Dale KM, Kim C, Little BA, Brown K, Beatty K, Zarzour R, Bytomski JR, Amendola A, Moorman CT 3rd. Atlantic Coast Conference Mandatory College Football Medical Observer. A Necessary Addition to the Preexisting Medical Team?. Iowa Orthop J. 2020;40(1):115-120.
·MOON Knee Group. Incidence and Predictors of Subsequent Surgery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 6-Year Follow-up Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug; 48(10):2418-2428
·Shamrock AG, Amendola A, Glass NA, Shamrock KH, Cychosz CC, Carender CN, Duchman KR. Do Patient Positioning and Portal Placement for Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis Matter? Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jul 8;8(7):2325967120926451.
·MARS Group. Meniscal Repair in the Setting of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Results From the MARS Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug 21:363546520948850.
·Hutyra CA, Gonzalez JM, Yang JC, Johnson FR, Reed SD, Amendola A, Bolognesi MP, Berend KR, Berend ME, MacDonald SJ, Mather RC 3rd. Patient Preferences for Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Discrete-Choice Experiment Evaluating Total and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Oct 8.
·MARS Group. Rate of Infection Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and associated patient- and surgeon- dependent risk factors: Retrospective results from MOON and MARS data collected from 2002 to 2011. J Orthop Res. 2020 Oct 1.
·Allahabadi S, Amendola A, Lau BC. Optimizing Return to Play for Common and Controversial Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries. JBJS Rev. 2020 Dec 18;8(12):e20.00067.
·Andress B, Kim JH, Cutcliffe HC, Amendola A, Goode AP, Varghese S, DeFrate LE, McNulty AL. Meniscus cell regional phenotypes: Dedifferentiation and reversal by biomaterial embedding. J Orthop Res. 2020 Dec 15.
·Lau BC, Barg A, Haytmanek CT, McCullough K, Amendola A. Evolution in Surgical Management of Ankle Instability in Athletes. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jan 1;29(1):e5-e13.
·Zampogna B, Vasta S, Torre G, Gupta A, Hettrich CM, Bollier MJ, Wolf BR, Amendola A. Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Cohort of Division I NCAA Athletes From a Single Institution. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Feb 19; 9(2):2325967120982281.
·Fletcher AN, Liles JL, Pereira GF, Danilkowicz RM, Amendola A, Riboh JC. The Intrarater and Inter-rater Reliability of Radiographic Evaluation of the Posterior Tibial Slope in Pediatric Patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Mar 17.
·Wasserburger JN, Shultz CL, Hankins DA, Korcek L, Martin DF, Amendola A, Richter DL, Schenck RC, Treme GP. Long-term National Trends of Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair and Debridement. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 2:363546521999419.
·MARS Group. Association Between Graft Choice and 6-Year Outcomes of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the MARS Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jul 14: 3635465211027170.
·MOON Group. Articular Cartilage and Meniscus Predictors of Patient-Reported Outcomes 10 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jul 29:3635465211028247.
·MOON Knee Group. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Concomitant Meniscal Repair: Is Graft Choice Predictive of Meniscal Repair Success?. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 14;9(9):23259671211033584. Amendola A.
·Danilkowicz RM, Grimm NL, Zhang GX, Lefebvre TA, Lau B, Adams SB, Amendola A. Impact of Early Weightbearing After Ankle Arthroscopy and Bone Marrow Stimulation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 13:9(9):23259671211029883