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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.


New Book on Sale Now

Dr. Millett’s book “Advanced Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy” is now available!

Latest News

Dr. Peter Millett Receives Orthoregeneration Award

Dr. Peter Millett was recently recognized for his research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute about an antiaging compound, Fisetin, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in yellow fruits and vegetables. The research, done with [...]

Peter Millett, MD Recent Patient Reviews

 by Alexandra Thompson on Peter Millett, MD

Dr. Millett and his team did a SLAP tear repair and bicep tenodesis on my left shoulder. I use my arms as an artist, and love to swim in the ocean, surf, paddle, and telemark ski. So regaining full use of my shoulder and keeping my bicep attached was very important to me. Now, over two years later, my shoulder has the equivalent range of motion as my other arm and as before the injury, and no pain. After the first three months it felt so good and was so strong that - to my horror - I completely forgot my six-month follow-up.

Not only did Dr. Millett and his team make my arm as good as new, but having had the experience of such kindness and expertise throughout the process of surgery and recovery is like an added shoulder superpower.

Thank you Rita, Brooke, Jason, Sarah, Camille, Olivia, Dr. Millett and everyone! And see you soon when my husband comes in for his knee...