Kevin J. Little, MD

Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Center

Associate Fellowship Director, Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Fellowship

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Phone 513-636-4787



Hand and upper extremity trauma; congenital hand malformations; peripheral nerve injuries; upper extremity reconstruction from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and brachial plexus injuries


Enhancing muscle recovery following peripheral nerve injuries

Kevin Little, MD, completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati and received fellowship training in hand and microsurgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University. He completed an additional fellowship in pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity center and specializes in upper limb surgery, congenital hand anomalies, brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy and trauma.

MD: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2009.

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2010; Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2011.

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013; Hand Surgery, 2014.

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Hopkins TM, Heilman AM, Liggett JA, LaSance K, Little KJ, Hom DB, Minteer DM, Marra KG, Pixley SK. Combining Micro-Computed Tomography with Histology to Analyze Biomedical Implants for Peripheral Nerve Repair. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Aug 20.

Vennemeyer JJ, Hopkins T, Herschcovitz M, Little KD, Hagen MC, Minteer D, Hom DB, Marra KG, Pixley SK. Initial observations on using magnesium metal in peripheral nerve repair. J Biomater Appl. 2015 Mar;29(8):1145-54.

Fader LM, Laor T, Eismann EA, Cornwall R, Little KJ. Eccentric Capitellar Ossification Limits the Utility of the Radiocapitellar Line in Young Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Feb 26.

Eismann EA, Little KJ, Laor T, Cornwall R. Glenohumeral abduction contracture in children with unresolved neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 21;97(2):112-8.

Little KJ, Zlotolow DA, Soldado F, Cornwall R, Kozin SH. Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer for the Restoration of Elbow Flexion in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2014 Apr 23;4(2):e8.

Little KJ. Elbow Fractures and Dislocations. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;45(3):327-340.

Fader LM, Laor T, Eismann EA, Cornwall R, Little, KJ. MR imaging of capitellar ossification: a study in children of different ages. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug;44(8):963-970.

Abzug JM, Little KJ, Kozin SH. Physeal Arrest of the Distal Radius. J Amer Acad Orthop Surg. 2014;22(6):381-389.

Little KJ, Zlotolow DA, Soldado F, Cornwall R, Kozin S. Early Functional Recovery of Elbow Flexion and Supination Following Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb;96:215-21.

Eismann EA, Little KJ, Kunkel ST, Cornwall RC. Clinical research fails to support more aggressive management of pediatric upper extremity fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 7;95(15):1345-50.

Bioresorbable magnesium metal intramedullary fixation for long bone fractures. Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation/CURAM. Jan 2017-Jan 2018.