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Matthew Milewski, MD

Practice Name: Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

BS, Boston College, 2001
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2005
Residency:Orthopedics, Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, 2005-2010
Fellowship:Orthopedic Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, 2010-2011
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 2011-2012

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Milewski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and double-fellowship trained in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics. He grew up in Newington and later graduated from Boston College and then Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Milewski completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Subsequently, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia where he helped care for the Division I athletes of the University of Virginia and James Madison University. Dr. Milewski then completed a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has published multiple scientific articles and book chapters, and his research interests include studying new surgical techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and patellar stabilization in young patients along with studying young athletes in the motion analysis laboratory to safely return them to play. Dr. Milewski is also interested in the effects of athletics on the growing musculoskeletal system. His clinical practice has a focus on knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow arthroscopy in the adolescent and young adult athlete.

Selected Publications
  • Socci A, Cruz AI, Little R, Milewski MD. Lower Extremity and Foot Disorders: Pediatrics. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 12. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Rosemont, IL.

  • Milewski MD. Tompkins M. Ganley TJ, Shea KG. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 5: Pediatrics. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Rosemont, IL.

  • Milewski MD, Shea KG, Nissen CW. “Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans” – Insall & Scott’s Surgery of the Knee, 6th Edition. Editors: Diduch DR. Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Cruz AI, Milewski MD. Patellofemoral Instability and Other Common Knee Issues in the Skeletally Immature Athlete (Other Knee Pathology). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 5: Sports Medicine. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Rosemont, IL.

  • Milewski MD. “Adolescent Athlete” and “Pediatric Lower Extremity Trauma.” Pocket Orthopaedic Surgery. Wolters Kluwer. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Milewski MD, Sweet S, Nissen CW. “Knee Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes” DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 4th Ed. Editors: Miller MD, Thompson SR. Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA.  May 20th, 2014.  

  • Milewski MD, Hart JA, Miller MD. “Sports Medicine.” Review of Orthopaedics. 6th Ed. Editors: Miller MD, Thompson SR, Hart JA. Saunders. May 2012.

  • Weiss DB, Milewski MD. “Trauma.” Review of Orthopaedics. 6th Ed. Editors: Miller MD, Thompson SR, Hart JA. Saunders. May 2012.

  • Milewski, MD, Sanders TG, Miller MD. MR-Arthroscopy Correlation: The Knee. Instructional Course Lectures. 2012;61:525-37.

  • Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm, NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs J, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss JM, Anderson AF, Edmonds EW, Heyworth BE, Lyon R, Nepple JJ, Pennock AT, Myer GD. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Accepted in Am J Sports Med. 2016.

  • Shea KG, Cannamela P, Fabricant P, Terhune E, Polousky J, Ganley T, Milewski MD, Anderson A. All-Epiphyseal ACL Femoral Tunnel Drilling -Avoiding injury to physis, LCL, and Popliteus. Accepted in JBJS-Am. 2016.

  • Tran N, Milewski MD. Arthrofibrosis associated with the surgical treatment of chronic Lyme arthritis and concomitant medial meniscal tear. Accepted in Journal Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector 2016.

  • Giles E, Henderson S, Halim A, Smith BG, Milewski MD. Apophyseal avulsion of the greater trochanter in an adolescent treated with abduction bracing: A case report. Accepted in Journal Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector 2016.

  • Brooks TM, Friedman LM, Silvis RM, Lerer T, Milewski MD. Are labs and imaging indicated in pediatric patients who present to the Emergency Department with back pain? Accepted in Pediatric Emergency Care 2016.

  • Shea KG, Milewski MD, Cannamela PC, Ganley TJ, Fabricant PD, Terhune EB, Styhl AC, Anderson AF, Polousky JD. Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee shows Variable Anatomy in Pediatric Specimens. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27798791

  • Little R. Milewski MD. Physeal Fractures About the Knee. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

  • Nepple J, Milewski MD, Shea KG. Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 ROCK Update. J Knee Surg. 2016 Oct;29(7):533-538.

  • Shea KG, Styhl AC, Jacobs JC, Ganley TJ, Milewski MD, Cannamela PC, Anderson AF, Polousky JD. The Relationship of the Distal Femoral Physis and the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament in Children: A Cadaveric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Milewski MD, Booker JL. Tibial spine avulsion fractures: A focus on arthroscopic treatment and rehabilitation. Connecticut Medicine 2015 March 79(3):139-148.

  • Kostyun R, Milewski MD, Hafeez I. Sleep disturbance and neurocognitive function during the recovery of sports related concussions in adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):633-40.

  • Rethlefsen SA, Nguyen DT, Wren TA, Milewski MD, Kay RM. Knee pain and patellofemoral symptoms in patients with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jul-Aug;35(5):519-22.

  • O’Malley MP, Milewski MD, Solomito MJ, Erwteman AS, Nissen CW. The association of tibial slope and anterior cruciate ligament rupture in skeletally immature patients. Arthroscopy. 2015 Jan;31(1):77-82.

  • Tompkins M, Kuenze C, Diduch DR, Miller MD, Milewski MD, Hart JM. Clinical and functional outcomes following primary repair versus reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament for chronic patellar instability. Journal of Sports Medicine 2014. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 702358.

  • Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Transtibial Tunnel Placement in PCL Reconstruction: How it Relates to the Anatomic Footprint. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2014 Feb;2(2): 1-6.

  • Keller TC, Tompkins M, Economopoulos K, Milewski MD, Gaskin C, Brockmeier S, Hart J, Miller MD. Tibial tunnel placement accuracy during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: independent femoral versus transtibial femoral tunnel drilling techniques. Arthroscopy. 2014 Jun 4. pii: S0749-8063(14)00282-5.

  • Talusan PG, Toy J, Perez JL, Milewski MD, Reach JS Jr. Anterior ankle impingement: Diagnosis and Treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 May;22(5):333-9.

  • Talusan PG, Milewski MD, Toy JO, Wall EJ.  Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus: Diagnosis and Treatment. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr;33(2):267-84.

  • Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Preface. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr;33(2):xiii-xiv.

  • Milewski MD, Skaggs DL, Bishop GA, Pace JL, Ibrahim DA, Wren TAL, Barzdukas A. Chronic Lack of Sleep is Associated with Increased Sports Injuries in Adolescent Athletes. J Ped Orthop. 2014 Mar:34(2):129-133.  

  • Economopoulos KJ, Milewski MD, Hanks JB, Hart JM, Diduch DR.  Radiographic evidence of FAI in athletes with sports hernias.  Sports Health. 2014 Mar;6(2):171-177.

  • Economopoulos KJ, Milewski MD, Hanks JB, Hart JM, Diduch DR,  Sports Hernia Treatment: Modified Bassini versus Minimal Repair.  Sports Health 2013 Sep;5(5): 463-469.

  • Deanehan JK, Nigrovic PA, Milewski MD, Tanny ST, Kimia AA, Smith BG, Nigovic LE. Synovial fluid findings in children with knee monoarthritis in Lyme disease endemic areas.  Pediatric Emergency Care 2014 Jan;30(1):16-19. 

  • Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Shoulder instability in the pediatric athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Oct;32(4):761-779.

  • Tompkins M, Diduch DR, Bonner, KF, Hart JM, Gwathmey FW Jr., Milewski MD, Gaskin CM . Early results of a novel single-stage cartilage restoration technique: minced juvenile articular cartilage allograft for chondral defects of the patella.  Arthroscopy. 2013 Oct;29(10):1661-70.

  • Tompkins M, Cosgrove C, Milewski MD, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD.  ACL Reconstruction Femoral Tunnel Characteristics Using an Accessory Medial Portal Versus Traditional Transtibial Drilling.  Arthroscopy. 2013 Mar;29(3):550-555.

  • Talusan PG, Milewski MD, Reach JS Jr. Fifth toe deformities: overlapping and underlapping toes.  Foot Ankle Spec 2013. 2013 Apr;6(2):145-9. doi: 10.1177/1938640013477129. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

  • Deanehan JK, Kimia A, Tanny ST, Milewski MD, Talusan PG, Smith BG, Nigrovic LE.  Distinguishing lyme from septic knee monoarthritis in lyme disease-endemic areas. Pediatrics 2013 Mar;131(3):e695-701. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2531. Epub 2013 Feb 18.

  • Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Carson EW, Brockmeier SF, Hamann JC, Hart JM, Miller MD. Femoral tunnel length in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an accessory medial portal. Arthroscopy. 2013 Feb;29(2):238-243.

  • Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic Femoral Tunnels in PCL Reconstruction: Inside-Out versus Outside-In Drilling.  Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan;41(1):43-50. 

  • Diduch DR, Scanelli J, Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Carson EW, Ma SY. Tissue anchor use  in arthroscopic glenohumeral surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Jul;20(7):459-71.

  • Milewski MD, Nissen CW, Westwell M, Ounpuu S, Solomito M.  Adolescent baseball pitching technique: lower extremity biomechanical analysis. J Appl Biomech. 2012 Nov;28(5):491-501.

  • Milewski MD, Tompkins M, Giugale JM, Carson EW, Miller MD, Diduch DR. Complications related to anatomic reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments.  Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):1628-34. Epub 2012 May 2.

  • Milewski MD, Diduch DR, Hart JM, Tompkins M, Ma SY, Gaskin CM. 
    Bone replacement of fast-absorbing biocomposite anchors in arthroscopic shoulder labral repairs. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jun;40(6):1392-401. Epub 2012 Apr 20

  • Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Brockmeier SF, Gaskin CM, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic femoral tunnel drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: use of an accesory medial portal versus traditional transtibial drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jun;40(6):1313-21. Epub 2012 Apr 20.

  • Milewski MD, Beck NA, Lawrence JT, Ganley TJ. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the young athlete: a treatment algorithm for the skeletally immature. Clin Sports Med. 2011;30(4):801-810.

  • Milewski, MD, Sanders TG, Miller MD. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Instructional Course Lectures. 2011 Sep 21;93(18):1735-1745.

  • Milewski MD, Smitaman E, Moukaddam H, Katz, LD, Essig DA, Medvecky MJ, Haims AH. Comparison of 3D vs. 2D fast spin echo imaging for evaluation of articular cartilage in the knee on a 3T system scientific research. European Journal of Radiology. 2011. Jun 15.

  • Milewski MD, Whang P, Grauer JN. Novel technique for preparing an allograft fibula to be used as a transacral graft for high grade spondylolisthesis. Am J Orthop. 2011;40(3):130-133, 138.

  • Smith BG, Cruz AI, Milewski MD, Shapiro E. Lyme disease and the orthopaedic implications of Lyme arthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Feb;19(2):91-100.

  • Milewski MD, Cruz AI, Miller CP, Peterson AT, Smith BG. Lyme arthritis in children presenting with joint effusions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Feb;93(3):252-60.

  • Slade JF 3rd, Milewski MD. Management of carpal instability in athletes. Hand Clin. Aug 2009. 25(3):395-408.

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