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Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD

TitleProfessor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
AddressHCT 1520 San Pablo Street
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 5860
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    Los Angeles Magazine2015  - 2018Super Doctor
    Pasadena Magazine2015  - 2017Top Doctor

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    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.


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    1. Wang E, Inaba K, Byerly S, Escamilla D, Cho J, Carey J, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A, Demetriades D. Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Nov; 83(5):875-881. PMID: 28590354.
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    2. Alluri RK, Bougioukli S, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. A Biomechanical Comparison of Distal Fixation for Bridge Plating in a Distal Radius Fracture Model. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Sep; 42(9):748.e1-748.e8. PMID: 28601513.
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    3. Hoang D, Perrault D, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Surgical applications of three-dimensional printing: a review of the current literature & how to get started. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):456. PMID: 28090512.
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    4. Meisel E, Seal A, Yao CA, Ghiassi A, Stevanovic M. Management of scaphoid nonunion with iliac crest bone graft and K-wire fixation. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Jan; 27(1):23-31. PMID: 27830329.
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    5. Pannell WC, Heckmann N, Alluri RK, Sivasundaram L, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Predictors of Nerve Injury After Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity. Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep; 12(5):501-506. PMID: 28832207.
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    6. Stevanovic M, Cuéllar VG, Ghiassi A, Sharpe F. 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. PMID: 27757363.
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    7. Alluri RK, Pannell W, Heckmann N, Sivasundaram L, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4):469-474. PMID: 28149216.
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    8. Alluri R, Longacre M, Pannell W, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Volar, Intramedullary, and Percutaneous Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. J Wrist Surg. 2015 Nov; 4(4):292-300. PMID: 26649262; PMCID: PMC4626231 [Available on 11/01/16].
    9. Lewis S, Mostofi A, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. 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. PMID: 25624263.
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    10. Lightdale-Miric N, Mueske NM, Lawrence EL, Loiselle J, Berggren J, Dayanidhi S, Stevanovic M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Wren TA. Long term functional outcomes after early childhood pollicization. J Hand Ther. 2015 Apr-Jun; 28(2):158-65; quiz 166. PMID: 25835252; PMCID: PMC4424177.
    11. Patel DB, Emmanuel NB, Stevanovic M, Matcuk GR, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, White EA. Hand infections: anatomy, types and spread of infection, imaging findings, and treatment options. Radiographics. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34(7):1968-86. PMID: 25384296.
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    12. Cannon TA, Carlston CV, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi AD. Pronator-sparing technique for volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec; 39(12):2506-11. PMID: 25447006.
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    13. Lightdale-Miric N, Mueske NM, Dayanidhi S, Loiselle J, Berggren J, Lawrence EL, Stevanovic M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Wren TA. Quantitative assessment of dynamic control of fingertip forces after pollicization. Gait Posture. 2015 Jan; 41(1):1-6. PMID: 25262333; PMCID: PMC4267977.
    14. Stevanovic M, Sharpe F. Functional free muscle transfer for upper extremity reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):257e-274e. PMID: 24732655.
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    15. Vaynrub M, Carey JN, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. PMID: 24612834.
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    16. Stevanovic M, Sharpe F. Soft-tissue coverage of the elbow. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep; 132(3):387e-402e. PMID: 23985651.
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    17. Soltani AM, Peric M, Francis CS, Nguyen TT, Chan LS, Ghiassi A, Stevanovic M, Wong AK. 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. PMID: 23213502; PMCID: PMC3503284.
    18. Seal A, Stevanovic M. Free functional muscle transfer for the upper extremity. Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Oct; 38(4):561-75. PMID: 22032586.
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    19. Ehsan A, Stevanovic M. Skeletally mature patients with bilateral distal radius fractures have more associated injuries. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jan; 468(1):238-42. PMID: 19424674; PMCID: PMC2795827.
    20. Dinh P, Hutchinson BK, Zalavras C, Stevanovic M. Reconstruction of osteomyelitis defects. Semin Plast Surg. 2009 May; 23(2):108-18. PMID: 20567733; PMCID: PMC2884901.
    21. Ray EC, Sherman R, Stevanovic M. Immediate reconstruction of a nonreplantable thumb amputation by great toe transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jan; 123(1):259-67. PMID: 19116560.
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    22. Kasper JC, Itamura JM, Tibone JE, Levin SL, Stevanovic M. Human cadaveric study of subscapularis muscle innervation and guidelines to prevent denervation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):659-62. PMID: 18472282.
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    23. Ahlmann ER, Greene NW, Menendez LR, Stevanovic M. Unusual locations for metastatic malignancy of the hand: a report of three cases. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2008; 17(4):267-70. PMID: 19138500.
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    24. Zalavras CG, Femino D, Triche R, Zionts L, Stevanovic M. 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. PMID: 17908901.
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    25. Burks R, Burke W, Stevanovic M. Rehabilitation following repair of a torn latissimus dorsi tendon. Phys Ther. 2006 Mar; 86(3):411-23. PMID: 16506877.
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    26. Zalavras CG, Gardocki R, Huang E, Stevanovic M, Hedman T, Tibone J. 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. PMID: 16517370.
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    27. Stevanovic M, Sharpe F. Management of established Volkmann's contracture of the forearm in children. Hand Clin. 2006 Feb; 22(1):99-111. PMID: 16504782.
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    28. Kay RM, Khounganian GS, Stevanovic M. Late extensor pollicis longus rupture following displaced distal radius and ulna fractures in a child. J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Jan; 18(1):53-6. PMID: 14676559.
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    29. Roidis N, Stevanovic M, Martirosian A, Abbott DD, McPherson EJ, Itamura JM. A radiographic study of proximal radius anatomy with implications in radial head replacement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 12(4):380-4. PMID: 12934035.
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