Golfer, Former Collegiate Football Player
“For years I suffered from subscapular bursitis that we think was caused by repetitive movement, college football and postural compensatory issues that resulted due to these reasons. I had tried injections, physical therapy, massage, chiropractic adjustments and consumed several ibuprofen daily to temporarily relieve the pain. At age 45, after suffering for over 20 years, I made the realization that my quality of life was declining due to the pain and discomfort. My shoulder blade audibly popped and felt like it was on fire. The pain I encountered after golfing was severe and I had to almost quit weightlifting, even rapidly walking in a treadmill was causing pain due to the swinging of my arms. I found driving or sitting in a car or plane for long distances almost debilitating. In search of answers I visited two surgeons who both told me that this was a rather uncommon ailment and uncommon surgery and that made me even more anxious. Luckily for me I discovered that Dr. Millett had published a study on arthroscopic subscapular bursectomy successes and on a whim I filled out the e contact form on his website. I was surprised to receive a quick, but personal, reply from Dr. Millett and a follow up note from his office manager Sue. In a short time I had scheduled an appointment to be examined and shortly after that had a subscapular busectomy and partial scapulectomy. That was over a year ago and I can say that I am 90% + better than prior to the surgery. I still do stretching and strengthening exercises almost daily and have very few days with any pain now. While the recovery was longer than I had hoped for I would recommend this procedure to anyone with a similar issue and I should note that Dr. Millett’s staff was reachable by email anytime that I had questions or concerns. The surgery has truly changed my life for the better. Dr. Millett and his team have to be some of the most sincere and caring people in the entire medical world. The personal experience and reassuring attitudes that I experienced were amazing and very comforting. The nurses and anesthesiologists at Vail Valley Medical Center were great and the staff at the Four Seasons Vail was very accommodating post surgery. I would be happy to answer questions about my experience to anyone that might be interested.”
Mother of Katie Heeter, Diver at Indiana University
“Thank you so much for taking care of Katie. The Indiana University team competes tomorrow and Katie looking forward to a return. When it comes to therapy she will be on task as she loves lists and never takes short cuts–even when she can.
Mother of Grace Newell, Diver
Update: “I just wanted to give you an update on how Grace is doing after 9 months post op. Things are going great for her! Thanks to your insight and confidence on the timing of her surgery (not to mention your surgical talent!) Grace has been invited on 5 recruiting trips for diving from Division I schools (the NCAA allows each athlete 5 trips). She left for Chicago this morning and is meeting the dive team, coach and academic advisors at Northwestern! She was also invited to DU, TCU, Northeastern, and Cal Poly. All this would not have been possible without your willingness to take her desire to dive at the collegiate level seriously and insight on the timing to make all this possible. Thank you so much for all you did for her! Yes, I’m a proud mama!”
“As a parent, one of the most difficult things is to see your child injured and not being able to see them do what they love. My daughter’s passion is springboard diving and she needed shoulder surgery for an unstable shoulder in order to remain in the sport. It was a difficult decision to make, but once we met Dr. Millet and due to his professionalism, confidence, and stellar reputation, we knew we were making the right decision. She is now 4 months out of surgery and doing great, back on the boards, and looking forward to diving in college down the road. I know she would not be in the position she is in today is it were not for the surgery, back on the boards and competing again this summer! She is so happy, and needless to say, having a happy child, makes a happy parent! Thank you so much Dr. Millet.”
National Masters Track and Field Athlete
“Dr. Millett sutured my right arm rotator cuff and subsequently performed a capsul release surgery on it two months later. The picture was from the national masters track and field championships at Wake Forest University this year. The shoulder is doing well and we will get ready for the indoor season this Winter. Thanks again for your successful efforts in my behalf.”
“TWO SILVER SECOND MEDALS FOR THE HAMMER THROW AND THE WEIGHT THROW AT 2015 JACKSONVILLE FLA NATIONALS AND THE RIGHT SHOULDER IS STILL FINE!
GETTING READY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPS IN AUSTRALIA IN OCT. 2016!”
Mother of Jaxon Pallone, Defensive Lineman, #56 for the Broomfield High School Eagles
“Jaxon Pallone, #56 started his sophomore season for the Broomfield High School Eagles last night.
Last season, as a freshman, Jaxon started on the varsity defensive line. His season was plagued with both shoulders painfully dislocating causing soft tissue and bone damage in every game.
This season will be different, all made possible by the amazing work of Dr. Peter Millet and his staff at the Steadman Clinic in Vail.
Following two surgeries and months of rehab, Jaxon felt better in August than he has ever felt. His shoulder are tight and he can play with the confidence knowing that his shoulders won’t give out on him.
A highlight from the game:
It was 4th and goal on the one inch line and Jaxon was lined up in the middle of the defense. The offense had decided to go for the score. The ball was snapped and Jax beat the guy in front of him and hit the QB as he handed it off to the running back, causing a fumble which Jaxon promptly recovered. GOAL LINE STAND! It was a huge play.
Thanks for all you did for Jaxon over the last 9 months.”
Mother of Robert Dunning, Ballet Dancer
“Brian was 15 and we thought his career may be over before it started. I still remember Dr Millet’s call from the operating room that he knew he could fix Brian’s shoulder and the tears I had on my face. At age 18, three years later, Brian is on his second year of full scholarship and moving forward to a career in Ballet. We are so grateful and with every lift Brian makes with a partner on stage, I quietly thank God who I know guided the hand of Dr. Peter Millet. More than a wonderful doctor, a wonderful man.”
EMS and Prehospital Services Medical Director
“On Sunday June 22, I sustained a broken clavicle in a bicycle crash one day prior to a booked Carribean trip celebrating our 10 year Anniversary. At that point, I felt the trip was off as I had difficulty getting urgent expertise orthopedic follow up, despite working in the Denver Metro hospital system as a physician. At the spur of the moment, I sent an email that Sunday evening to Dr. Millett inquiring about a next day follow up, certainly without expectations. I received a return call that day by Sue the office manager, and was able to connect with Dr. Millett on a busy Monday. I was greeted by Dr. Millett with an outstanding team of support. He was able to achieve excellent fixation of the fracture through an ORIF repair that same day. Nearly 24 hours later, my wife and I were sipping cocktails on the beach! I am truly grateful for the outstanding care received by Dr. Millet along with Sue and the entire team at Vail Valley Medical Center.”
“I had put off rotator cuff surgery after hearing tales of its associated post-op pain. I am happy to report that I finally had surgery and experienced little to no post-op pain. Thank you Dr. Millet and your wonderful team.”
In the spring of 2013, it was suggested that I see Dr. Millett and his team for a second opinion after a year-long effort to rehab my right shoulder following a SLAP repair. This was the BEST decision that I could have made. On September 12, 2013, Dr. Millet and his team performed a biceps tenodesis and subacromial decompression on my right shoulder. I have been so impressed with the care and responsiveness that I have received from setting up my initial visit to scheduling my surgery and through to my 2-week post-op visit. I also wanted to say thanks to those individuals at the Steadman Clinic, Vail Valley Medical Center, and the Howard Head staff that have been involved with my case…all your efforts are greatly appreciated!!!
“Dr. Millett, I can’t thank you enough for all of the help you’ve given me in getting me back on to a baseball field. My arm feels amazing and your support means the world to me!”