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Dr. Peter Millett Selected as Chair of the Research Committee at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America

aana logoPeter Millett MD attended the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Hollywood, Florida. The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is the largest subspecialty organization in orthopedic surgery.  As an internationally recognized research leader in his subspecialty, Dr. Millett was selected as chair of the Research Committee for Arthroscopy Association of North America while at the meeting.

While there, Dr. Millett lecture on AC joint injuries and their arthroscopic management, the latest evidence in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, subscapularis rotator cuff tears and coracoid impingement and their treatment, and the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis in young patients. Dr. Millett’s research team at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute also presented original research on the surgical decision-making when treating shoulder arthritis in young patients comparing total shoulder replacement with joint preserving, arthroscopic surgery and the use of collagen patches in the treatment of chronic rotator cuff repairs.

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The Steadman Clinic Named as a National Medical Center for the United States Olympic Committee

Olympic-RingsIt was announced on Monday, March 3, 2014 that The Steadman Clinic, along side The Steadman Philippon Research Institute will be one of two National Medical Centers within the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) National Medical Network. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s goal is to establish a uniform database for Olympic athletes to better manage treatment and rehabilitation.

The Steadman Clinic and The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) are both dedicated to keeping people active through orthopedic research - focusing on causes, prevention and treatment of all orthopedic disorders. Founded by Dr. Richard Steadman in 1988, the research completed at SPRI has led to many of the physicians at The Clinic becoming pioneers and thought leaders in the field of orthopedics.

Orthopedic shoulder specialist Peter Millett MD is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and is prolific in conducting research on injuries and treatments related to the shoulder. The research Dr. Millett has completed at SPRI has enabled him to be a pioneer in the development of the comprehensive arthroscopic management (CAM) procedure for treating shoulder osteoarthritis. The innovative CAM procedure has been clinically proven to decrease pain and improve joint function in the shoulder.

The partnership between The Steadman Clinic, SPRI and the USOC will serve as a catalyst to continue in keeping active people active everyday.

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Arthroscopy Association of North America Selects Peter Millett MD to Discuss Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction

AANAThe Arthroscopy Association of North America selected Peter Millett MD as one of five experts to discuss acromioclavicular joint reconstruction. As a Colorado shoulder specialist Dr. Millett has been prolific in innovative research on injuries and treatments related to the shoulder.

Acrominoclavicular joint reconstruction has become an increasingly popular treatment for sever and unstable injury patterns in the shoulder. This reconstruction procedure has evolved over the years, and controversy exists for the best techniques for this procedure.

The panel was asked five different questions relating to acrominoclavicular joint reconstruction and each shared their wisdom and hard earned lessons. To learn more about what the experts said, please click here.


Peter Millett MD Selected for International Scientific Advisory Board for German Scientific Journal

Obere-ExtremitatPeter Millett MD has been selected to be apart of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the German scientific journal “Obere Extremiat” (Upper Extremity), as published by Springer. This journal is dedicated to the care and treatment of injuries related to the shoulder, elbow and hand. In addition, this journal serves as an educational forum between orthopedic and trauma surgery for a variety of injuries.

As an internationally recognized shoulder specialist, Dr. Millett will contribute his expertise to the advisory board on injuries and treatments related to the shoulder. “Honored to be invited by my international colleagues to serve on the advisory editorial board of such a prestigious scientific journal. It is great to know that the work we do here in Vail is recognized internationally!” said Dr. Millett. 


Former Duke and NBA Player Shavlik Randolph Inspires Local Girl's Basketball Team

dr-millett-treats-shav-randolphPeter Millett MD, recently treated former Duke and NBA player Shavlik Randolph for a shoulder injury. Coming in at 6 feet 10 inches, Randolph currently plays as a power forward for the Foshan Long Lions in China. He traveled across the globe to see Dr. Millett for treatment of his shoulder and was more than willing to give back to the community of Vail, Colorado.

After getting treated, Randolph went to St. Clare of Assisi Parish middle school to talk to the girls basketball team. Randolph spoke to them about following their dreams and the importance of sportsmanship. "It was absolutely my pleasure. They were amazing listeners and a joy to talk to,” said Randolph.

"Having travelled all the way from China to see us, I know Shav really is impressed not only with the medical care, but also with the whole Vail Valley. It was so kind of him to take time to share some wisdom with our future stars and the community of St. Clare's," said Dr. Millett. We look forward to seeing Shav back on the court in China, and watching our St. Clare’s basketball team here in the Vail Valley.


Dr. Peter Millett Recognized as One of the Best Shoulder Surgeons in the US

orthopedics-logoAs published by Orthopedics This Week, Peter Millett MD has been selected by his orthopedic peers as one of the best shoulder surgeons in the US. The list of top 28 shoulder surgeons represents the leaders in their subspecialty. Dr. Millett has been internationally recognized among the orthopedic community for his innovative shoulder research previously conducted at Harvard Medical School and now at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

As one of the best shoulder surgeons in the US, Dr. Millett has focused his orthopedic research on shoulder osteoarthritis, shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff repair. His innovative research he enabled him to serve as a pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder surgery with the development of the comprehensive arthroscopic management (CAM) procedure.

To learn more about the best orthopedic surgeons in the US, please click here.


Dr. Peter Millett Discusses MLB Player Danny Espinosa's Rotator Cuff Tear

Danny-EspinosaMajor league baseball player, Danny Espinosa began to experience pain in his wrist after getting hit by a pitch in April of the 2013 season. After receiving treatment and rest, Espinosa was not improving, and was put on the disabled list in June 2013. His lack of improvement brought on speculation. After hurting his shoulder in September 2012, many began to speculate that Espinosa had a possible rotator cuff tear.

Dr. Peter Millett was sought out to give more insight on rotator cuff tears. As a shoulder specialist at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, Dr. Millett is well versed on the topic of rotator cuff tears and the treatment options. Dr. Millett did not have specific information on Espinosa’s case, but did make it clear that the severity of the injury depends upon the size of the tear.

Dr. Millett continued by stating that surgical repair immediately after a rotator cuff tear is not always recommended, due to the increase in stiffness and limited range of motion that can occur. In the cases of a partial tear, it is best to rehab the shoulder and strengthen the muscles around the tear.

To read more about Danny Espinosa’s case and Dr. Millett’s educational information, please click here


Rotator Cuff Repair Lecture at the 41st Annual Percivall Pott Scientific Meeting

DrMillett-Rotator-Cuff-LecturePeter Millett, MD was selected as a keynote speaker for the 41st annual Percivall Pott Scientific Meeting at the historic St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, England. The Percivall Pott Club is one of the oldest, most prestigious orthopaedic training programs in London. Organized and led by the programs’ trainees, this annual meeting serves as a forum for research to be presented by trainees within the rotation as well as international members of the sports medicine community.

Dr. Millett presented on “State of the Art in Rotator Cuff Repair.” As a pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Dr. Millett has conducted extensive research on the topic of rotator cuff repair. Using innovative treatment options, Dr. Millett continues to dedicate himself to orthopedic research and sports medicine in the United States and around the globe.


Dr. Peter Millett Selected as Honorary Member of the German Arthroscopy Association

DrMillett-German-Arthroscopy-Association-MembershipPeter Millett, MD has been selected as an honorary member of the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA). AGA is a society that fosters education on advanced surgical techniques among elite physicians around the world. AGA is the most prestigious orthopaedic groups in Europe that provides thought leaders a forum to exchange innovative ideas.

As an honorary member, Dr. Millett was selected to lecture on his comprehensive arthroscopic management (CAM) procedure at the Association’s 2013 annual meeting in Wisenbaden, Germany. The CAM procedure was developed by Dr. Millett to help delay total shoulder replacement for young, active patients with shoulder osteoarthritis. In addition to his lecture, Dr. Millett conducted a workshop on rotator cuff repair.

To learn more about Dr. Millett’s AGA experience, please click here


Dr. Millett Treats Professional Ironman Triathlete One Month Before Competition

Dr. Peter Millett with Professional Ironman Triathlete with Mary Beth Ellis After Shoulder SurgeryProfessional Ironman triathlete, Mary Beth Ellis has been competing in triathlons for almost ten years. Finishing fifth in the 2012 Ironman World Championships, Ellis was considered a strong contender for the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. With only a month left of training, Ellis took a crash on her bike that shattered her hopes of winning the 2013 Ironman World Championship title.

With a broken collarbone, Ellis returned home to Boulder, Colorado with hopes to find a doctor who could help her reach a full recovery in time for the 2014 triathlon season. Ellis discovered Colorado shoulder specialist Dr. Peter Millett at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. After an evaluation, Dr. Millett believed that Ellis could in fact compete in the 2013 Ironman World Championships. On the evening of September 12, one month away from the competition, Ellis was taken into surgery to repair her comminuted distal clavicle fracture (collarbone break).

Through the use of a specially designed plate and a minimally invasive technique, Dr. Millett used an innovative treatment technique that would allow for a quicker recovery. Dr. Millett and his team at The Steadman Clinic put Ellis on a rigorous physical therapy plan that will hopefully get her to the start line on October 12. “Thanks to Dr. Millett and the Howard Head Physical Therapy team - and much to my amazement - I was biking and running immediately and swimming in less than a week,” said Ellis. Ellis is continuing to work towards the goal of competing in the 2013 Ironman World Championship.

Dr. Millett has been able to develop innovative surgical techniques through vital research conducted at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Ellis was so impressed by the advanced surgical techniques that enable athletes to continue competing in the sports they love that she has started a fundraiser for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

To learn more about Ellis’ story or to learn how to donate, please click here.


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