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Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5860


Dr. Stevanovic is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in treatment of disorders of the hands and upper extremity, microvascular surgery and the management of brachial plexus injuries. He has extensive experience working with patients with peripheral nerve injuries, trauma, burns, microvascular and rheumatoid problems affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He is internationally renowned for his expertise related to reconstructive microsurgery and limb and digit replantation. Dr. Stevanovic came to the United States from the University of Belgrade, where he was chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Program and replantation team. He is also a pediatric specialist with expertise in congenital deformities. As the director of the USC Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship Program, Dr. Stevanovic is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons and has been honored with numerous teaching awards. Recently inducted into the Serbian Science Academy, Dr. Stevanovic has conducted extensive research on upper extremity reconstruction. In addition to publishing clinical research papers, he has also contributed chapters for hand surgery textbooks and serves as a reviewer for several hand and microsurgery journals. He received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, Yugoslavia and completed his fellowship training in hand surgery at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and his training in microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center.


Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2015

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2015


Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4):469-474. View in: PubMed

Management of scaphoid nonunion with iliac crest bone graft and K-wire fixation. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Nov 9. View in: PubMed

Single-stage Reconstruction of Elbow Flexion Associated with Massive Soft-Tissue Defect Using the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Bipolar Rotational Transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Sep; 4(9):e1066. View in: PubMed

Volar, Intramedullary, and Percutaneous Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. J Wrist Surg. 2015 Nov; 4(4):292-300. View in: PubMed

Long term functional outcomes after early childhood pollicization. J Hand Ther. 2015 Apr-Jun; 28(2):158-66. View in: PubMed

Risk of tendon entrapment under a dorsal bridge plate in a distal radius fracture model. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar; 40(3):500-4. View in: PubMed

Quantitative assessment of dynamic control of fingertip forces after pollicization. Gait Posture. 2015 Jan; 41(1):1-6. View in: PubMed

Pronator-sparing technique for volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec; 39(12):2506-11. View in: PubMed

Hand infections: anatomy, types and spread of infection, imaging findings, and treatment options. Radiographics. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34(7):1968-86. View in: PubMed

Functional free muscle transfer for upper extremity reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):257e-74e. View in: PubMed

Free vascularised fibular grafts in orthopaedics. Int Orthop. 2014 Jun; 38(6):1277-82. View in: PubMed

Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. View in: PubMed

Anatomic study of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle and its application to soft tissue coverage of the elbow with clinical correlation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jan; 23(1):82-90. View in: PubMed

[Conservative treatment of Malgaigne fracture in young female--case report]. Srp Arh Celok Lek. 2013 Nov-Dec; 141(11-12):819-22. View in: PubMed

Soft-tissue coverage of the elbow. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep; 132(3):387e-402e. View in: PubMed

Current management of the mangled upper extremity. Int Orthop. 2012 Nov; 36(11):2189-95. View in: PubMed

Free vascularized fibula graft to treat chondroblastoma of the hip. Orthopedics. 2012; 35(2):e259-61. View in: PubMed

The variation in the absence of the palmaris longus in a multiethnic population of the United States: an epidemiological study. Plast Surg Int. 2012; 2012:282959. View in: PubMed

Free functional muscle transfer for the upper extremity. Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Oct; 38(4):561-75. View in: PubMed

Skeletally mature patients with bilateral distal radius fractures have more associated injuries. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jan; 468(1):238-42. View in: PubMed

Reconstruction of osteomyelitis defects. Semin Plast Surg. 2009 May; 23(2):108-18. View in: PubMed

Immediate reconstruction of a nonreplantable thumb amputation by great toe transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jan; 123(1):259-67. View in: PubMed

Human cadaveric study of subscapularis muscle innervation and guidelines to prevent denervation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):659-62. View in: PubMed

Unusual locations for metastatic malignancy of the hand: a report of three cases. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2008; 17(4):267-70. View in: PubMed

Reconstruction of large skeletal defects due to osteomyelitis with the vascularized fibular graft in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Oct; 89(10):2233-40. View in: PubMed

Reconstruction of large rotator cuff tendon defects with porcine small intestinal submucosa in an animal model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr; 15(2):224-31. View in: PubMed

Rehabilitation following repair of a torn latissimus dorsi tendon. Phys Ther. 2006 Mar; 86(3):411-23. View in: PubMed

Management of established Volkmann's contracture of the forearm in children. Hand Clin. 2006 Feb; 22(1):99-111. View in: PubMed

Extra-articular distal radial fracture malunion. Hand Clin. 2005 Aug; 21(3):469-87. View in: PubMed

Late extensor pollicis longus rupture following displaced distal radius and ulna fractures in a child. J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Jan; 18(1):53-6. View in: PubMed

A radiographic study of proximal radius anatomy with implications in radial head replacement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 12(4):380-4. View in: PubMed

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