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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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Shoulder Specialist Peter Millett, MD, MSc and Team Receive Top Research Award at the 2015 Germany Arthroscopy Association Meeting for Study on Shoulder AC Joint

Internationally recognized, Colorado shoulder specialist Peter Millett, MD, MSc and his team at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) were awarded the Top Research Award at the 2015 German Arthroscopy Association (AGA) meeting in Dresden, […]

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Dr. Millett Awarded Castle Connolly Top Doctor 5th Anniversary Award

Dr. Millett was selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in the United States for the fifth year in a row. The top doctors selected for this award were nominated by their peers in an extensive […]

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Dr. Millett Selected as a 2015 Top Shoulder Surgeon in North America

Peter Millett, MD, MSc. was selected by Orthopedics This Week as a 2015 Top Shoulder Surgeon in North America. The list of 20 shoulder surgeons focused on individuals who are making news for their innovation, leadership, […]

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Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder: OK to Consider Surgery

Peter J. Millett, M.D., M.Sc. was seeing an influx of athletes who had developed multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder. Recognizing the need to find options for patients, Dr. Millett and his research team got […]

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Older Athletes Able to Return to Sport After Rotator Cuff Repair

Dr. Millett’s study “Two-Year Outcomes After Arthroscopic in Recreational Athletes Older Than 70 Years” was presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The study found that outcomes following […]