Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Matthew Milewski


Medical School

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine , 2001 , Washington , DC


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


Sports Medicine
  • University of Virginia , 2010 , Charlottesville , VA


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles , 2011 , Los Angeles , CA

Philosophy of Care

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.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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  1. Tibial Tubercle Apophyseal Stage to Determine Skeletal Age in Pediatric Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction: A Validation and Reliability Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep; 9(9):23259671211036897. View abstract
  2. Nationwide Ethnic/Racial Differences in Surgical Treatment of Discoid Meniscus in Children: A PHIS Database Study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Sep 01; 41(8):490-495. View abstract
  3. Male and Female Adolescent Athletes' Readiness to Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Jul 01; 31(4):383-387. View abstract
  4. The Mental Side of the Injured Athlete. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun 15; 29(12):499-506. View abstract
  5. Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May 13; 3635465211008656. View abstract
  6. Increased incidence of acute patellar dislocations and patellar instability surgical procedures across the United States in paediatric and adolescent patients. J Child Orthop. 2021 Apr 19; 15(2):149-156. View abstract
  7. Early Operative Versus Delayed Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 15; 363546521990817. View abstract
  8. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: An Interrater Reliability Study of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Characteristics. Am J Sports Med. 2020 07; 48(9):2221-2229. View abstract
  9. Sleep and Injury in the Young Athlete. JBJS Rev. 2019 09; 7(9):e1. View abstract
  10. Lack of Sleep and Sports Injuries in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 May/Jun; 39(5):e324-e333. View abstract
  11. Predictive Role of Symptom Duration Before the Initial Clinical Presentation of Adolescents With Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans on Preoperative and Postoperative Measures: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Feb; 7(2):2325967118825059. View abstract
  12. Proximity of the neurovascular structures during all-inside lateral meniscal repair in children: a cadaveric study. J Exp Orthop. 2018 Dec 18; 5(1):50. View abstract
  13. Biomechanical Comparison of Epiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fixation Using a Cortical Button Construct Versus an Interference Screw and Sheath Construct in Skeletally Immature Cadaveric Specimens. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jun; 6(6):2325967118776951. View abstract
  14. Clinical Outcome Measures and Return-to-Sport Timing in Adolescent Athletes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Athl Train. 2018 May; 53(5):442-451. View abstract
  15. Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries: Common Problems and Solutions. Clin Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 37(2):351-362. View abstract
  16. Do Age and Weightbearing Radiographs Affect Lateral Joint Space and Fibular Height Measurements in Patients With Discoid Lateral Meniscus? Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Mar; 6(3):2325967118760534. View abstract
  17. 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. View abstract
  18. All-Epiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Drilling: Avoiding Injury to the Physis, Lateral Collateral Ligament, Anterolateral Ligament, and Popliteus-A 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Study. Arthroscopy. 2018 05; 34(5):1570-1578. View abstract
  19. Back Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Etiology and Evaluation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jan; 34(1):e1-e6. View abstract
  20. Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee Shows Variable Anatomy in Pediatric Specimens. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jun; 475(6):1583-1591. View abstract
  21. Editorial Comment: Symposium: The 3rd Annual Meeting of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM). Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 06; 475(6):1561-1562. View abstract
  22. 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. View abstract
  23. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May; 45(6):1370-1375. View abstract
  24. 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. View abstract
  25. 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. View abstract
  26. Physeal fractures about the knee. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Dec; 9(4):478-486. View abstract
  27. Erratum: Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update. J Knee Surg. 2016 11; 29(8):696. View abstract
  28. Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update. J Knee Surg. 2016 Oct; 29(7):533-538. View abstract
  29. 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. View abstract
  30. 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. View abstract
  31. Knee Pain and Patellofemoral Symptoms in Patients With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jul-Aug; 35(5):519-22. View abstract
  32. Tibial Spine Avulsion Fractures: A Focus on Arthroscopic Treatment and Rehabilitation. Conn Med. 2015 Mar; 79(3):139-48. View abstract
  33. 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. View abstract
  34. The association of tibial slope and anterior cruciate ligament rupture in skeletally immature patients. Arthroscopy. 2015 Jan; 31(1):77-82. View abstract
  35. Tibial tunnel placement accuracy during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: independent femoral versus transtibial femoral tunnel drilling techniques. Arthroscopy. 2014 Sep; 30(9):1116-23. View abstract
  36. Anterior ankle impingement: diagnosis and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 May; 22(5):333-9. View abstract
  37. Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus: diagnosis and treatment in athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):267-84. View abstract
  38. 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. View abstract
  39. Chronic lack of sleep is associated with increased sports injuries in adolescent athletes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Mar; 34(2):129-33. View abstract
  40. Radiographic evidence of femoroacetabular impingement in athletes with athletic pubalgia. Sports Health. 2014 Mar; 6(2):171-7. View abstract
  41. Transtibial Tunnel Placement in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How It Relates to the Anatomic Footprint. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014 Feb; 2(2):2325967114523384. View abstract
  42. Preface. Osteochondritis dissecans: diagnosis and treatment options for athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):xiii-xiv. View abstract
  43. Synovial fluid findings in children with knee monoarthritis in lyme disease endemic areas. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jan; 30(1):16-9. View abstract
  44. Pediatric and adolescent shoulder instability. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 32(4):761-79. View abstract
  45. Sports hernia treatment: modified bassini versus minimal repair. Sports Health. 2013 Sep; 5(5):463-9. View abstract
  46. 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. View abstract
  47. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction femoral tunnel characteristics using an accessory medial portal versus traditional transtibial drilling. Arthroscopy. 2013 Mar; 29(3):550-5. View abstract
  48. Fifth toe deformities: overlapping and underlapping toe. Foot Ankle Spec. 2013 Apr; 6(2):145-9. View abstract
  49. Distinguishing Lyme from septic knee monoarthritis in Lyme disease-endemic areas. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):e695-701. View abstract
  50. Femoral tunnel length in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an accessory medial portal. Arthroscopy. 2013 Feb; 29(2):238-43. View abstract
  51. Anatomic femoral tunnels in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: inside-out versus outside-in drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan; 41(1):43-50. View abstract
  52. Tissue anchor use in arthroscopic glenohumeral surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Jul; 20(7):459-71. View abstract
  53. Adolescent baseball pitching technique: lower extremity biomechanical analysis. J Appl Biomech. 2012 Nov; 28(5):491-501. View abstract
  54. Complications related to anatomic reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 40(7):1628-34. View abstract
  55. Bone replacement of fast-absorbing biocomposite anchors in arthroscopic shoulder labral repairs. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jun; 40(6):1392-401. View abstract
  56. 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. View abstract
  57. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: the knee. Instr Course Lect. 2012; 61:525-37. View abstract
  58. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 21; 93(18):1735-45. View abstract
  59. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the young athlete: a treatment algorithm for the skeletally immature. Clin Sports Med. 2011 Oct; 30(4):801-10. View abstract
  60. 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. View abstract
  61. 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. View abstract
  62. Lyme arthritis in children presenting with joint effusions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Feb 02; 93(3):252-60. View abstract
  63. Lyme disease and the orthopaedic implications of lyme arthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Feb; 19(2):91-100. View abstract
  64. Management of carpal instability in athletes. Hand Clin. 2009 Aug; 25(3):395-408. View abstract