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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.


New Book on Sale Now

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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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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 […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon From South Africa Travels to Vail to Train with Shoulder Specialist Dr. Millett

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s (AAOS) International Scholar’s, Drs. Rob Dachs and Mustafa Rashid traveled from Cape Town, South Africa and the United Kingdom, respectively, to train with world-renowned shoulder specialist Dr. Peter Millett. The AAOS […]

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Dr. Millett Demonstrates Surgical Reconstruction Techniques in New Training

Consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Millett has complied a series of training videos to help educate not only other orthopedic surgeons, but patients who are seeking more knowledge on […]

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Dr. Millett Recognized by a Local Resident for his Excellent Care

In a letter in the Vail Daily, Steve Lucido thanks the Vail Valley medical professionals, including Dr. Peter Millett, for the care he received after a serious motorcycle accident in Edwards, Colorado. In the letter […]

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Dr. Millett Recognized as a Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor in Colorado

Peter Millett, MD has been recognized as a Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor in Colorado. Of the 870,000 active doctors in the US, Dr. Millett is among the top 1% who receive this honor form patients. […]