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Published Research


Lyon R, Nissen CW, Liu XC, et al. Can Fresh Osteochondral Allographs Restore Function in Juveniles with Osteochodritis Dissecans of the Knee? CORR 2012.

Milewski M, Ounpuu S, Solomito MJ, Westwell M, Nissen CW. Adolescent Baseball Pitching Technique: Lower Extremity Biomechanical Analysis. JAB 2012.


Kelleher M, Nissen C, O’Hara. Bupivacaine associated chondrolysis after arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder: A review of the current literature. Journal of Orthopaedics 10 (1) e6, 2013.

Nissen C, O’Hara E, McCarthy M, Kostyun R. Development and validation of the Elbow Demand Rating scale. Sports Health. 5 (6):360-362, 2013.

Lyon R, Nissen C, Liu X, Curtin B. Can fresh osteochondral allografts restore function in juveniles with osteochondritis dissecans of the knee? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 471 (4): 1166-1173, 2013.

Economopoulos KJ, Hanks JB, Milewski MD, Hart JM, Diduch DR. Radiographic evidence of FAI in athletes with sports hernias. Accepted in Sports Health 2013.

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. Accepted in Pediatric Emergency Care 2013.

Solomito, MJ, Garibay EJ, Ounpuu S, Nissen CW. A Biomechanical Evaluation of the Kinetics for Multiple Pitching Techniques in College-Aged Pitchers. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 1(5), 2013.

Nissen CW, Solomito MJ, Garibay E, Ounpuu S, et al. A Biomechanical Comparison of Pitching from a Mound vs. Flat Ground in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers.

Milewski M, Nissen CW. Pediatric and Adolescent Shoulder Instability. Clinics inSports Medicine 2013.


Reach JS, Perez JL, Milewski MD, Talusan PG. Anterior ankle impingement syndrome. Accepted in J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2014.

Milewski MD, Skaggs DL, Bishop GA, Pace JL, Ibrahim DA, Wren TAL, Barzdukas A. Sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of sports injuries in adolescent athletes. Accepted in Journal Pediatric Orthopaedics 2014.

Talusan PG, Milewski MD, Wall EJ. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus in Athletes. Accepted for publication in Clin Sports Med. 2014.

Nissen CW. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow. Clin Sports Med. 2014.

Kostyun RO, Milewski MD, Hafeez I. Sleep Disturbance and Neurocognitive Function During the Recovery of a Sport-Related Concussion in Adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2014

Matava MJ, Arcerio RA, et al. (Nissen 9/13). Multirater Agreement of the Causes of Anterior Crucitate Ligament Reconstruction Failure a Radiographic and Video Analysis of MARS Cohort. AJSM 43(2) 2014

Wright RW, Huston LJ et al. (Nissen 69/93). Effect of Graft Choice on the Outcome of Revision Anterior Cruicate Ligament Reconstruction in Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort. AJSM 42(10) 2014

Solomito MJ, Garibay EJ, Ounpuu S, Nissen CW. Evaluation of wrist and forearm motion in college-aged baseball pitchers. Sports Biomechanics 2014

Economopoulos KJ, Milewski MD, et al. Radiographic Evidence of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Athletes with Athletic Pubalgia. Sports Health 2014.


Solomito, MJ, Garibay EJ, Woods JR, Ounpuu S, Nissen CW. Lateral Trunk Lean in Pitchers Affects Both Ball Velocity and Upper Extremity Joint Moments. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 43(5) pp. 1235-40. 2015.

Heyworth B, Edmonds E, Minider K, Nissen CW et al. Variations in Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteochondritis Dissecans Among High Volume OCD Surgeons. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 3(7) suppl 2. 8/2015

Kostyun RO and Hafeez I. Protracted Recovery from a Concussion: A Focus on Gender and Treatment Interventions in an Adolescent Population. Sports Health. 7(1) pp. 52-7. 2015

O’Malley M, Solomito MJ, Milewski MD. The Association of Tibial Slope and ACL Rupture in Skeletally Immature Patients. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 31(1) pp. 77-82. 2015

Milewski MD, Booker JL. Tibial Spine Avulsion Fractures: A Focus on Arthroscopic Treatment and Rehabilitation. Connecticut Medicine 79(3) pp.139-48. 2015.

Wang DH, Kostyun RO, Solomito, MJ. The Biomechanics of Cranial Forces During Figure Skating Spinning Elements. Connecticut Medicine 79(3) pp. 133-7. 2015.

Kostyun, RO. Sleep Disturbances in Concussed Athletes: A Review of the Literature. Connecticut Medicine 73(9) pp.161-5. 2015.

Feyissa EA. Cornell E. et al. (Kostyun 4/8). Impact of Co-management at the Primary-subspecialty care interface on Follow-up and Referral Patterns for Patients with Concussion. Clinical Pediatrics 54(10) pp. 969-75. 2015.


LaPrade R, Agel J, et al. (Nissen 15/17). AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement. OJSM 4(4) 2016. Online only

Carey J, Wall E. et al. (Nissen 9/17). Novel Arthroscopic Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Multicenter Reliability Study. AJSM 44(7) pp.1694-8. 2016.

Brooks TM., Friedman LM, Silvis RM, Milewski MD. Back Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Etiology and Evaluation. Pediatric Emergency Care 2016

Solomito MJ, Ferreira JV, Nissen CW. Biomechanical Differences Between Right and Left Handed Pitchers. Sports Biomechanics 2 pp. 1-9. 2016.

Little RM. Milewski MD. Physeal fractures about the knee. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 7. 2016 online only

Nepple JJ. Milewski MD, Shea KG. Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update. Journal of Knee Surgery 29(7) pp. 533-8. 2016

Shea KG, Styjl AC, Jacobs JC, et al. (5/8 Milewski). The relationship of Femoral Physis and Medial Patellofemoral ligament in children: A cadaveric study. AJSM 2016 (epub ahead of print).

Abstracts (ESM Research Presented at National Conferences)


McCarthy M, O’Hara R. Physicians Management of Concussions. Connecticut Medicine


Kostyun RO, Hafeez I. Concussion Management for the adolescent Patient: An Algorithm for Primary Care Providers. Connecticut Medicine.


Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group (Nissen CW). Radiographic Findings in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions from the MARS Cohort. The Journal of Knee Surgery.

Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group (Nissen CW). Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study. American Journal od Sports Medicine.


Plancher KD, Brooks-James A, Nissen CW, Diduch BK, Petterson SC. Baseline Neurocognitive Performance in Professional Lacrosse Athletes. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Transtibial Tunnel Placement in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How It Relates to the Anatomic Footprint. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Osteochondritis dissecans: diagnosis and treatment options for athletes. Clinics in Sports Medicine.

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.


Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK; MARS Group., Wright RW (Nissen CW). Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass Index With Chondrosis at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Nissen CW. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Athletes. Connecticut Medicine.

Rethlefsen SA, Nguyen DT, Wren TA, Milewski MD, Kay RM. Knee Pain and Patellofemoral Symptoms in Patients With Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Kostyun RO, Milewski MD, Hafeez I. Sleep Disturbance and Neurocognitive Function During the Recovery of a Sport-Related Concussion in Adolescents. American Journal of Sports Medicine.


Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group (Nissen CW). Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Virk MS, Manzo RL, Cote M, Ware JK, Mazzocca AD, Nissen CW, Shea KP, Arciero RA. Comparison of Time to Recurrence of Instability After Open and Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Techniques. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

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. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Iannicelli JP, Kostyun RO, Kostyun KJ, Solomito MJ, Nissen CW, Milewski MD. Functional and Psychological Readiness Outcomes Can Help Predict Return to Sport Following ACL Reconstruction in Adolescent Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training.

Iannicelli JP, Kostyun RO, Kostyun KJ, Solomito MJ, Nissen CW, Milewski MD. Measuring Athletic Confidence throughout the Rehabilitation Phase of Recovery Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery in Adolescent Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training.


Willson R, Kostyun RO, Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Early results and safety of the “hybrid” physeal sparing ACL reconstruction in skeletally immature athletes.

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