January Featured Editorial Board Members

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Annunziato Amendola, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director of Sports MedicineExecutive Director, Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute

Executive Director, Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute
Chief Medical Officer, Duke Athletics, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

“Ned” Amendola, MD, is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and the Chief, Division of Sports Medicine at Duke University. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute, and CMO and Head Team Physician for Athletics at Duke University. He is very involved in resident teaching and  the Sports Medicine and foot ankle fellowship programs. His clinical interests focus on knee and foot and ankle reconstruction. Research interests center on improving the understanding, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports and activity-related problems of the lower extremity. Dr. Amendola is happily married to Alison and they have 4 wonderful children: Richard, Julie, Andrew, and Christine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Amendola has received numerous peer-reviewed grants, and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, as well as authored an extensive number of book chapters and edited 4 textbooks in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has earned numerous research related awards along with co-authors including Excellence in Research Award, Cabaud, and O’Donohue awards from the AOSSM; the Achilles award from ISAKOS; the Samson Award from the COA; the Roger Mann Award and the Leonard Goldner Award from the AOFAS; and the Kappa Delta Award from the AAOS in 2012.

Dr. Amendola is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. He is an active member of many orthopaedic and sports medicine organizations, including Past President for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and currently on the Board of Trustees of OREF. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of ABOS, ISAKOS, AAOS, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Amendola A, Fowler PJ.  Allograft ACL reconstruction in a sheep model. The effect of synthetic augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 1992;20(3):336–346.

Sitler D, Amendola A, Bailey CS, Thain L, Spouge A.  Posterior ankle arthroscopy: an anatomic study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002; 84:763-769.

Amendola, A, Fowler, P, Litchfield, R, Kirkley S, Clatworthy, M. Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy using a novel technique: early results and complications. J Knee Surg. 2004;17(3):170-175.

Bonasia DE, Martin JA, Marmotti A, Amendola RL, Buckwalter JA, Rossi R, Blonna D, Adkisson HD 4th, Amendola A. Cocultures of adult and juvenile chondrocytes compared with adult and juvenile chondral fragments: In vitro matrix production. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(11):2355-2361.

Saltzman CL, Hillis SL, Stolley MP, Anderson DD, Amendola A. Motion versus fixed distraction of the joint in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(11):961-970

Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, McCarty EC, Vidal AR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group. Variability in ACL tunnel placement: observational clinical study of surgeon ACL tunnel variability. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(6):1265-1273.

Pedersen DR, El-Khoury GY, Thedens DR, Saad-Eldine M, Phisitkul P, Amendola A. Bone contusion progression from traumatic knee injury: association of rate of contusion resolution with injury severity. Open Access J Sports Med. 8 (January 27, 2017): 9-15. PMID: 28203112.

Amendola A. Presidential Address of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Why AOSSM? Diversity, Teamwork, and Passion. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(14):3196-3200.

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. 2019 Jun 12. doi: 10.1177/0363546519849909

Iftach Hetsroni professional picture 2017


Iftach Hetsroni, MD
Kfar Saba, Israel

Dr. Hetsroni is Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel and Director of Sports Medicine Injuries Service at the Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel. He also serves as the Co-Director of Sports Medicine Diploma studies at the Tel Aviv University, Israel.

His areas of research include different aspects of joint mechanics relating to sports injuries with focus on knee and hip injuries and ligament reconstruction studies including outcome studies and surgical techniques.

Dr. Hetsroni has served as President of the Israeli Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ISKSA), and Orthopedic Team Physician of the Israeli Olympic Athletes since London Olympic Games, 2012. He is also involved in ISAKOS committees, including the Scientific Committee, Newsletter Committee, Program Committee and in ESSKA activities, including past Israeli Ambassador to ESSKA activities

Dr. Hetsroni has published over 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and 20 chapters in international books on sports injuries.

Selected Published Work

Hetsroni I, Finestone A, Milgrom C, Ben Sira D, Nyska M, Mann G, Almosnino S, Ayalon M. The role of foot pronation in the development of femoral and tibial stress fractures: a prospective biomechanical study. Clin J Sport Med. 2008;18(1):18-23.

Hetsroni I, Pilz-Burstein R, Nyska M, Back Z, Barchilon V, Mann G. Avulsion of the distal biceps brachii tendon in middle-aged population: is surgical repair advisable? A comparative study of 22 patients treated with either nonoperative management or early anatomical repair. Injury. 2008;39(7):753-760.

Reinhardt KR, Hetsroni I, Marx RG. Graft selection for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a level I systematic review comparing failure rates and functional outcomes. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010;41(2):249-262.

Hetsroni I, Nyska M, Ben-Sira D, Arnson Y, Buksbaum C, Aliev E, Mann G, Massarwe S, Rosenfeld G, Ayalon M. Analysis of foot and ankle kinematics following operative reduction of high grade intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus. J Trauma. 2011;70(5):1234-1240.

Hetsroni I, Lyman S, Do H, Mann G, Marx RG. Symptomatic pulmonary embolism after outpatient arthroscopic procedures of the knee: The incidence and risk factors in 418,323 arthroscopies. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93(1):47-51.

Bedi A, Dolan M, Hetsroni I, Magennis E, Lipman J, Buly R, Kelly BT. Surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement improves hip kinematics: a computer-assisted model. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39 Suppl:43S-49S.

Hetsroni I, Lillemoe K, Marx RG. Small medial meniscocapsular separations: A potential cause for chronic medial side knee pain. Arthroscopy. 2011;27(11):1536-1542.

Marx RG, Hetsroni I. Surgical technique: Medial collateral ligament recontsruction using Achilles allograft for combined knee ligament injury. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470(3):798-805.

Hetsroni I, Larson CM, Dela Torre K, Zbeda R, Magennis E, Kelly BT. Anterior inferior iliac spine deformity as an extra-articular source for hip impingement: A series of 10 patients treated with arthroscopic decompression. Arthroscopy. 2012;28(11):1644-1653.

Hetsroni I, Dela Torre K, Duke G, Lyman S, Kelly BT. Sex-differences of hip morphology in young adults with hip pain and labral tears. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(1):54-63.

Hetsroni I, Delos D, Fives G, Boyle BW, Lillemoe K, Marx RG. Nonoperative treatment for anterior cruciate ligament injury in recreational alpine skiers. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(8):1910-1914.

Hetsroni I, Poultsides L, Bedi A, Larson CM, Kelly BT. Anterior inferior iliac spine morphology correlates with hip range of motion: a classification system and dynamic model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471(8):2497-2503.

Hetsron I, Lyman S, Pearle AD, Marx RG. The effect of lateral opening wedge distal femoral osteotomy on medial knee opening: clinical and biomechanical factors. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014;22(7):1659-1665.

Hetsroni I, Ben-Sira D, Nyska M, Ayalon M. Plantar pressure anomalies after open reduction with internal fixation of high-grade calcaneqal fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2014;35(7):712-718.

Orava S, Hetsroni I, Marom N, Mann G, Sarimo J, Ben-Zvi O, Lempainen L. Surgical excision of post-traumatic ossifications at the proximal hamstrings in young athletes: technique and outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(6):1331-1336.

Hetsroni I, Funk S, Ben-Sira D, Nyska M, Palmanovich E, Ayalon M. Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome is associated with alterations in hindfoot mechanics: a three-dimensional gait analysis study. Clin Biomech. 2015;30(10):1189-1193.

Hetsroni I, Mann G. Outcomes at a minimum of 2 years after medial collateral ligament reconstruction using partial thickness Quadriceps tendon-bone autograft. Orthopedics. 2017;40(3):e557-562.

Hetsroni I, van-Stee M, Marom N, Koch EJ, Dolev E, Maoz G, Nyska M, Mann G. Factors associated with improved function and maintenance of sports activities at five-to-ten years after autolgous hamstrings ACL reconstruction in young men. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017;5(4):2325967117700841.

Orava S, Sinikumpu JJ, Sarimo J, Lempainen L, Mann G, Hetsroni I. Surgical excision of symptomatic mature posttraumatic myositis ossificans: characteristics and outcomes in 32 athletes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(12):3961-3968.

Hetsroni I, Mann G, Dolev E, Nyska M. Combined reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral and medial patellotibial ligaments: outcomes and prognostic factors. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):507-515.

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