Matthew Milewski Physician

Matthew Milewski, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Faculty, Harvard Medical School

    Medical Services


    • ACL Injuries
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Instability
    • Elbow Injury
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injections
    • Knee Injuries
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedics Sports Medicine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocations Instability
    • Shoulder Injury
    • Sports Injuries of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Ankle
    • Sports Injuries of the Upper Limb
    • Sports Medicine
    • Young Thrower's Injuries


    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine


    • English
    Matthew Milewski Physician


    Providing complete care of the injured young athlete is my goal. I get the most satisfaction from helping young athletes return to the sports and activities that they love.

    I was incredibly lucky to have two parents who both introduced me to medicine in different ways. My father is an internal medicine physician and my mother was a physical therapist. The complete care of the young injured athlete requires appropriate diagnosis, conservative treatment, sometimes surgical treatment, and appropriate rehabilitation. It's my mission to help young athletes and their families find the best individual treatment plan for their injury.

    Experience and Education



    University of Virginia, Division of Sports Medicine , 2010-2011

    Charlottesville, VA


    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011-2012

    Los Angeles, CA

    Medical School

    Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2001-2005

    Washington , DC


    Yale University School of Medicine / Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2005-2010

    New Haven, CT


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


    Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
    1. Willson RG, Kostyun RO, Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Early Results Using a Hybrid Physeal-Sparing Technique. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb; 6(2):2325967118755330.
    2. Brooks TM, Friedman LM, Silvis RM, Lerer T, Milewski MD. Back Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Etiology and Evaluation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jan; 34(1):e1-e6.
    3. 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. 2017 Jun; 475(6):1583-1591.
    4. Milewski MD, Chambers HG. Editorial Comment: Symposium: The 3rd Annual Meeting of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM). Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 06; 475(6):1561-1562.
    5. Williams AA, Mancini NS, Solomito MJ, Nissen CW, Milewski MD. Chondral Injuries and Irreparable Meniscal Tears Among Adolescents With Anterior Cruciate Ligament or Meniscal Tears Are More Common in Patients With Public Insurance. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul; 45(9):2111-2115.
    6. Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen CW, Myer GD, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May; 45(6):1370-1375.
    7. Shea KG, Cannamela PC, Fabricant PD, Terhune EB, Polousky JD, Milewski MD, Ganley TJ, Anderson AF. Lateral Radiographic Landmarks for ACL and LCL Footprint Origins During All-Epiphyseal Femoral Drilling in Skeletally Immature Knees. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Mar 15; 99(6):506-511.
    8. Tran N, Milewski MD. Arthrofibrosis Associated with the Surgical Treatment of Chronic Lyme Arthritis and a Concomitant Medial Meniscal Tear: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Jan-Mar; 7(1):e6.
    9. Little RM, Milewski MD. Physeal fractures about the knee. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Dec; 9(4):478-486.
    10. Nepple JJ, Milewski MD, Shea KG. Erratum: Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update. J Knee Surg. 2016 11; 29(8):696.
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    12. Nepple JJ, Milewski MD, Shea KG. Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update. J Knee Surg. 2016 Oct; 29(7):533-538.
    13. Shea KG, Styhl AC, Jacobs JC, Ganley TJ, Milewski MD, Cannamela PC, Anderson AF, Polousky JD. The Relationship of the Femoral Physis and the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament in Children: A Cadaveric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov; 44(11):2833-2837.
    14. Giles E, Henderson S, Halim A, Smith BG, Milewski MD. Apophyseal Avulsion of the Greater Trochanter in an Adolescent: Treatment with Abduction Bracing: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2016 Apr-Jun; 6(2):e47.
    15. 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.
    16. Milewski MD, Booker JL. Tibial Spine Avulsion Fractures: A Focus on Arthroscopic Treatment and Rehabilitation. Conn Med. 2015 Mar; 79(3):139-48.
    17. Kostyun RO, Milewski MD, Hafeez I. Sleep disturbance and neurocognitive function during the recovery from a sport-related concussion in adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):633-40.
    18. 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.
    19. 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 Sep; 30(9):1116-23.
    20. Talusan PG, Toy J, Perez JL, Milewski MD, Reach JS. Anterior ankle impingement: diagnosis and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 May; 22(5):333-9.
    21. Talusan PG, Milewski MD, Toy JO, Wall EJ. Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus: diagnosis and treatment in athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):267-84.
    22. Tompkins M, Kuenze CM, Diduch DR, Miller MD, Milewski MD, Hart JP. Clinical and Functional Outcomes following Primary Repair versus Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament for Recurrent Patellar Instability. J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp). 2014; 2014:702358.
    23. Milewski MD, Skaggs DL, Bishop GA, Pace JL, Ibrahim DA, Wren TA, Barzdukas A. Chronic lack of sleep is associated with increased sports injuries in adolescent athletes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Mar; 34(2):129-33.
    24. Economopoulos KJ, Milewski MD, Hanks JB, Hart JM, Diduch DR. Radiographic evidence of femoroacetabular impingement in athletes with athletic pubalgia. Sports Health. 2014 Mar; 6(2):171-7.
    25. 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. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014 Feb; 2(2):2325967114523384.
    26. Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Preface. Osteochondritis dissecans: diagnosis and treatment options for athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):xiii-xiv.
    27. Deanehan JK, Nigrovic PA, Milewski MD, Tan Tanny SP, Kimia AA, Smith BG, Nigrovic LE. Synovial fluid findings in children with knee monoarthritis in lyme disease endemic areas. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jan; 30(1):16-9.
    28. Milewski MD, Nissen CW. Pediatric and adolescent shoulder instability. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 32(4):761-79.
    29. Economopoulos KJ, Milewski MD, Hanks JB, Hart JM, Diduch DR. Sports hernia treatment: modified bassini versus minimal repair. Sports Health. 2013 Sep; 5(5):463-9.
    30. Tompkins M, Hamann JC, Diduch DR, Bonner KF, Hart JM, Gwathmey FW, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM. Preliminary results of a novel single-stage cartilage restoration technique: particulated juvenile articular cartilage allograft for chondral defects of the patella. Arthroscopy. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1661-70.
    31. Tompkins M, Cosgrove CT, Milewski MD, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction femoral tunnel characteristics using an accessory medial portal versus traditional transtibial drilling. Arthroscopy. 2013 Mar; 29(3):550-5.
    32. Talusan PG, Milewski MD, Reach JS. Fifth toe deformities: overlapping and underlapping toe. Foot Ankle Spec. 2013 Apr; 6(2):145-9.
    33. Deanehan JK, Kimia AA, Tan Tanny SP, 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.
    34. 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):238-43.
    35. Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic femoral tunnels in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: inside-out versus outside-in drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan; 41(1):43-50.
    36. Diduch DR, Scanelli J, Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Carson E, Ma SY. Tissue anchor use in arthroscopic glenohumeral surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Jul; 20(7):459-71.
    37. Milewski MD, Õunpuu S, Solomito M, Westwell M, Nissen CW. Adolescent baseball pitching technique: lower extremity biomechanical analysis. J Appl Biomech. 2012 Nov; 28(5):491-501.
    38. 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.
    39. 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.
    40. Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Brockmeier SF, Gaskin CM, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic femoral tunnel drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: use of an accessory medial portal versus traditional transtibial drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jun; 40(6):1313-21.
    41. Milewski MD, Sanders TG, Miller MD. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: the knee. Instr Course Lect. 2012; 61:525-37.
    42. Milewski MD, Sanders TG, Miller MD. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 21; 93(18):1735-45.
    43. 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 Oct; 30(4):801-10.
    44. 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. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Jul; 81(7):1637-43.
    45. Milewski MD, Whang PG, Grauer JN. A novel technique for preparing an allograft fibula for use as a transsacral graft as treatment for high-grade spondylolisthesis. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Mar; 40(3):130-3, 138.
    46. 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 02; 93(3):252-60.
    47. Smith BG, Cruz AI, Milewski MD, Shapiro ED. Lyme disease and the orthopaedic implications of lyme arthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Feb; 19(2):91-100.
    48. Slade JF, Milewski MD. Management of carpal instability in athletes. Hand Clin. 2009 Aug; 25(3):395-408.


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