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Orthopedic Knee, Elbow & Shoulder Surgeon

Dr. Peter Millett, Sports Medicine Specialist in Vail, CO

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!

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Latest News

Dr. Millett Servers as Host of 2018 Vail International Shoulder Summit

The latest and most up-to-date methods and technologies in shoulder surgery will be the primary topics of discussion at the Vail International Shoulder Summit on April 6th and 7th at the Sonnenalp Hotel in [...]

Dr. Millett comments on advantages of surgery for NFL players with clavicle fractures

Dr Millett comments on advantages of surgery for NFL players with clavicle fractures. Study results showed a high return-to-sport rate in National Football League players following nonoperative or operative treatment of clavicle fractures. “Clavicle fractures [...]

Dr. Millett Serves as Faculty for the Annual Team Physicians Controversies Course

Dr. Millett was honored to be part of the faculty for the Annual Team Physicians Controversies Course, with some of the top sports medicine specialists and team doctors from around the USA. [...]

SnowMotion Chairlift Interview with Dr. Peter Millett

Dr. Peter Millett sat down with SnowMotion to discuss why he came to Vail and how he is improving patient outcomes.

Orthopedic Technology & Innovation Forum (OTIF) Research Award presented to Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc, for Research Helping Orthopedic Surgeons Better Treat Patients

Dr. Peter Millett, recognized as a top shoulder surgeon in the U.S., receives the OTIF Research Award from Arthrex, Inc. for his extensive research contributions that have helped surgeons around the world improve patient [...]

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Peter Millett, MD Recent Patient Reviews

by Jennifer Schubert-Akin on Peter Millett, MD
Dr. Millett made it possible for me to run my 24th consecutive Boston Marathon!

Dear Dr. Millett,It was nearly one year ago that I came to you with a tibial plateau fracture in my left leg and a stress fracture in my right leg, injuries I sustained while completing the 2017 Boston Marathon.I am thrilled to report to you that I finished my 24th consecutive Boston Marathon yesterday in 4:11:19, despite the 40 degree temp, 20-40mph headwind and non-stop downpour. And the best part is that I ran pain-free for the entire race!! Since I only needed to finish in 4:25:00 to qualify for my 25th next year, I am now able to look ahead to next year with great excitement and anticipation.There are no words that can fully express my appreciation for all you have done for me. Please know how deeply grateful both Rick and I are for your expert surgical skills as well as your true caring and compassion for your patients.I'll be dropping by the clinic in the near future to say hello.Warm personal regards,Jennifer Schubert-AkinSteamboat Springs, CO

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