Dr. Millett & Patient News
Vail Valley Medical Center Among the Best Hospitals In America List by US News and World Report; Dr. Millett Proud to Perform Surgeries at VVMC
Dr. Millett performs the majority of his surgical procedures at this world-class facility. Earlier this year, he was acknowledged as a “Top Doctor” on the U.S. News and World Report “Top Doctor’s” list which puts him in the top 1% of all physicians throughout the United States.
To read the full article: VVMC Named to ‘Best Hospitals in Colorado’
Dr. Millett Quoted in the New Yorker, Discusses Torn Biceps Injury of Brian Shaw, The World’s Strongest Man
In early 2012, Dr. Peter J. Millett, orthopedic shoulder surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, had the privilege of surgically repairing a torn biceps tendon for Brian Shaw, the Strongest Man in the World. This small town, extremely nice, massively powerful young man, recently shared his story with The New Yorker magazine. The article discusses Brian's youth and how he made his start in weight lifting, and offers insight as it details his career highlights, injuries, and later in the article, his time spent with Dr. Millett.
Dr. Millett and his team continue to follow Brian as he completely recovers from his injury and works to win the top honor in the September 2012 World’s Strongest Man Competition.
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THE SPORTING SCENE: The Strongest Man in the World
A new era of strength competitions tests the limits of the human body.
Vail Shoulder Surgeon, Dr. Peter Millett, Selected to Serve on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine
Dr. Peter J. Millett, orthopedic shoulder specialist and sports medicine expert in Vail, Colorado, was recently selected to serve on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The AJSM is the premiere journal in sports medicine and offers the highest impact for medical professionals, and those associated in the field of orthopedics, seeking information on the latest techniques and trends in the area of sports medicine. In addition, it serves as an important forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information.
As part of the Editorial Board team, Dr. Millett will consult on a variety of topics and will review a number of materials including written manuscripts and specific features, as well as attend the annual AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) meeting.
To learn more about the American Journal of Sports Medicine, visit them online at http://ajs.sagepub.com/.
Orthopedic shoulder surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, Dr. Peter J. Millett, recently made the "Best Doctors For Executives List" in the ColoradoBiz online magazine. The list included 121 physicians throughout Colorado ranging from a variety of specialties including cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and hematology, orthopaedic surgery and urology.
The list, which was compiled for executives who strive to seek out physicians based on expert skill, efficiency, and overall customer satisfaction, was excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database, which includes more than 45,000 doctors in more than 40 medical specialties. Dr. Millett was listed as a "Top Doctor in America" on this list which put him in the top 1% of physicians across America. This list was put out by U.S. News and World Report earlier this year.
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The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that in the next 25 years at least 71 million Americans will have some form of arthritis, a degenerative condition of the joints, creating pain, swelling and limited movement for sufferers. While aging and the natural wear and tear of the joins can lead to arthritis and subsequent joint pain, there are many prevention techniques that can be implemented to help delay or prevent the symptoms associated with arthritis.
According to Dr. Peter Millett, joint health is something you can’t see with the naked eye, making it a big reason why millions of Americans take it for granted. He offers tips for maintaining healthy joints in this informative article.
See full article: Tips for Maintaining Healthy Joints
Former Alaskan Ski Champion and Patient of Dr. Peter J. Millett Chronicles Adventures in Heli-Skiing for the Vail Daily
Highlighted not too long ago for a serious knee injury (From Peaks to Pains and Road to Recovery), which was repaired by Dr. Peter Millett, long-time Vail resident Chris Anthony continues to make his mark on the sport of snow skiing. As a former Alaskan extreme-skiing champion and veteran of nine World Extreme Skiing Championships and 23 Warren Miller films, he currently can be found guiding eager skiers to some of the world’s most daring mountains to get the thrill of a lifetime. As a heli-ski guide, he takes men and women to such places as Chile, Italy, and Alaska to jump freely and ski some of the steepest and most adventurous slopes in the world. He still sees Dr. Millett from time to time (Part One below) and continues to chronicle his adventures a ski guide.
Vail’s Chris Anthony: Part One: Back to Alaska
Vail's Chris Anthony: Part Two: Flying to the Zone
Vail’s Chris Anthony: Part Three: New Respect for the Mountain
American ski jumper, Alissa Johnson, recently underwent surgery for a sub-scapular bursitis under the hands of Dr. Peter J. Millett. Johnson, who has been ski jumping since the age of five, competing in more than 108 Continental Cups and currently ranked in the top 10 of all female ski jumpers, experienced chronic back pain for several years. It was initially believed that she had a bulged disc, however, upon further examination by Dr. Millett, it was determined that she had a bone impingement, winged-scapula. This condition causes the scapula (the shoulder blade) to scrape and rub along the rib cage causing pain, soreness, and "cracking" sounds. While ski jumping itself did not create the pain she was feeling as a result of this condition, sitting for long periods of time when traveling to compete, did. Dr. Millett successful repaired her injured scapula and she is currently in physical therapy with hopes to begin jumping again in June.
The timing could not be more suitable. Alissa Johnson watched her younger brother compete in ski jumping in two Olympic games, and now, she'll get her chance. She played a large role in advocating the inclusion of the sport in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and she has high hopes to represent the United States and compete for Gold!
Dr. Peter Millett Leads Research Study on The Best Procedures for Treating Massive Rotator Cuff Tears; Study Offers New Insight for Repairing Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff injuries are common causes of shoulder pain. A massive rotator cuff tear is defined as a tear greater than 5 cm in length or those that involve two or more rotator cuff tendons. Individuals who suffer from massive rotator cuff tears and rotator cuff injuries, now have hope thanks to a new study just released by The Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.
The rotator cuff treatment study, which was conducted in the biomechanical testing labs on the SPRI campus in Vail, concluded that the double-row and augmented double-row surgical procedures yield stronger, longer lasting outcomes than traditional single row approaches.
Dr. Peter Millett, orthopedic shoulder surgeon and Director of Shoulder Surgery at The Steadman Clinic, served as the primary investigator for this new study on rotator cuff repair procedures. He is a pioneer in the development of double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery and rotator cuff augmentation with collagen patches.
According to Dr. Millett, “The study offers hope for patients who suffer from serious rotator cuff injuries and will allow orthopedic surgeons better insight and more precise surgical techniques when they are treating massive rotator cuff tears. This new information from our research efforts will ultimately translate to better outcomes for the patient.“
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