Keck School Faculty

Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
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, 2015-2018

Los Angeles Magazine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2015-2018

Pasadena Magazine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2015-2017

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2015-2017

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2015

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2015

A Biomechanical Comparison of Distal Fixation for Bridge Plating in a Distal Radius Fracture ModelJ Hand Surg Am. 2017 Sep; 42(9):748. e1-748. e8. . View in PubMed

Redefining the Anatomic Boundaries for Safe Dissection of the Skin Paddle in a Gracilis Myofasciocutaneous Free Flap: An Indocyanine Green Cadaveric Injection Study Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Dec; 6(12):e1994. . View in PubMed

Pseudo-Volkmann Contracture: A Case Report and Review of the Current Literature J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Nov; 2(11):e031. . View in PubMed

The Declining Use of Wrist-Spanning External Fixators Hand (N Y). 2018 Aug 07; 1558944718791185. . View in PubMed

Casz1 controls higher-order nuclear organization in rod photoreceptors Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Aug 02. . View in PubMed

Review of Internal Radiocarpal Distraction Plating for Distal Radius Fracture Fixation Hand (N Y). 2018 Jul 01; 1558944718787877. . View in PubMed

Washer and Post Augmentation of 90/90 Wiring for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Study J Hand Surg Am. 2018 May 22. . View in PubMed

A toolbox of immunoprecipitation-grade monoclonal antibodies to human transcription factors Nat Methods. 2018 May; 15(5):330-338. . View in PubMed

Trends in Pediatric Traumatic Upper Extremity Amputations Hand (N Y). 2018 May 01; 1558944718777865. . View in PubMed

A toolbox of immunoprecipitation-grade monoclonal antibodies to human transcription factors Nat Methods. 2018 Mar 19. . View in PubMed

Casz1 controls higher-order nuclear organization in rod photoreceptors Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 08 21; 115(34):E7987-E7996. . View in PubMed

Bridge Plate Failure with Extensor Tendon Injury: A Case Report and Literature Review Case Rep Orthop. 2018; 2018:3256891. . View in PubMed

Peripheral nerve injury with Nexplanon removal: case report and review of the literature Contracept Reprod Med. 2018; 3:15. . View in PubMed

Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Nov; 83(5):875-881. . View in PubMed

Redefining Zone II: Anatomy of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Insertion Hand (N Y). 2017 Oct 01; 1558944717735940. . View in PubMed

Predictors of Nerve Injury After Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep; 12(5):501-506. . View in PubMed

Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):875-881. . View in PubMed

Predictors of Nerve Injury After Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity Hand (N Y). 2017 09; 12(5):501-506. . View in PubMed

Management of scaphoid nonunion with iliac crest bone graft and K-wire fixation Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Jan; 27(1):23-31. . View in PubMed

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

Surgical applications of three-dimensional printing: a review of the current literature & how to get started Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):456. . 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

Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity Hand (N Y). 2016 12; 11(4):469-474. . 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):158-65; quiz 166. . 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-274e. . 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

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

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

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

Washer and Post Augmentation of 90/90 Wiring for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical StudyJ Hand Surg Am. 2018 Dec; 43(12):1137. e1-1137. e10. . View in PubMed

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