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Orthopedic Knee, Elbow and Shoulder Specialist Colorado

Shoulder, Knee, Elbow & Sports Medicine Specialist

Peter Millett, M.D., M.Sc. is an orthopedic knee, elbow and shoulder specialist.  He is a partner at the internationally renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado and Scientific Advisory Board Member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.   Ranked among the top 1% of orthopedic surgeons by U.S. News & World Reports and awarded the distinctions of “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Millett specializes in treating sports-related injuries and disorders of the:

Who Are We?

Dr. Millett’s practice remains focused on advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, as well as complex and revision surgery for challenging cases or failed surgeries.

The CAM (Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management) procedure, pioneered by Dr. Millett, is an advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery for treating osteoarthritis that has been clinically shown to decrease pain and improve joint function.  It helps young, active patients with arthritis preserve their joints and older patients delay or avoid shoulder replacement surgery.

As an internationally recognized shoulder specialist, Dr. Millett is frequently invited to train other orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe on procedures such as:

He is also well known for treating less common conditions, such as:

What is Our Mission?

Keeping active people active through excellence in clinical care, orthopaedic research, and education is our mission.

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, patients literally come from around the world seeking our cutting-edge orthopaedic surgery techniques.

Dr. Millett previously served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he performed orthopaedic surgery, taught, and conducted medical research.  He continues his research today at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. With expertise as a knee, elbow, and shoulder surgeon, Dr. Millett is widely recognized for his contributions to the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

How Does Our Research Improve Patient Outcomes?

Athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, NHL, Formula 1, X-Games, and the Olympics have trusted Dr. Millett and his team to keep them at their peak. Patients from all levels, however, still receive the same world-class orthopaedic treatment, from initial diagnosis through full rehabilitation.

Dr. Millett – knee, elbow and shoulder specialist – brings years of experience, evidence from the latest medical research and the most innovative treatments to each patient encounter. This translates into faster and more complete recoveries for our patients.

Based upon our own patient outcome data collected for more than twenty years, Dr. Millett will recommend the best treatment proven to help you return to your active lifestyle, at the level you desire. Each patient’s personal and athletic goals are always considered in the treatment plan.

When orthopaedic surgery is needed, we provide the latest and cutting-edge surgical techniques and do so in a highly personalized and compassionate way.

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Dr. Millett’s book “Physical Examination of the Shoulder: An Evidence-Based Approach” is now available to own!

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Latest News

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Dr. Millett Lectures to the AO Course in Hannover, Germany

On Friday, January 22, 2016 Dr. Millett gave a lecture to the AO Course that was broadcast to Hannover, Germany. The lecture was on “Current Concepts and Controversies in the Management of Biceps Tendon Disorders”.
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Dr. Peter Millett’s Career Guided by Family, Focus, and Influential Mentors

Dr. Millett was featured in the Steadman Philippon Research Institute news letter. The article focused on his career that was guided by family, focus and influential mentors.

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Dr. Millett’s Study Featured as the Most Viewed Study in the Arthroscopy Journal

Dr. Millett’s study “Arthroscopic Superior Capsule Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears” is featured as the most viewed study in the Arthroscopy Journal. Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears in young patients are a particular challenge for orthopedic surgeons. […]

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Dr. Millett Welcomes Visiting Surgeon Tom Claes, MD

Dr. Millett welcomes visiting surgeon, Tom Claes, MD from Belgium. Dr. Claes has come to Vail, Colorado to observe Dr. Millett for two weeks.

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2015 Arthrex Advanced Shoulder Course

On December 12 and 13, 2015 Dr. Millett held an Arthrex Advanced Shoulder Course in Vail, Colorado. Surgeon from both the United States and around the world traveled for the the two day course. Dr. […]

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