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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.


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Dr. Millett’s book “Physical Examination of the Shoulder: An Evidence-Based Approach” is now available!

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Peter Millett, MD Recent Patient Reviews

by Rick Wehmeyer on Peter Millett, MD
World Class Surgeon with Amazing Facility and Staff

Dr. Millett is a world class surgeon located in a world class facility in beautiful Vail, CO. What more can you say? Well, Dr. Millett is also a very empathetic and caring person with a fantastic team of assistants and supporting staff who all take extra time and attention to explain the details and answer any questions.

The whole Steadman Clinic experience with Dr. Millett far exceeded all of my expectations. I could not believe how seamless the whole process was starting with my first visit with Dr. Millett, through the surgery scheduling, operation, post-op, and post-surgery follow-up visits.

I lived for almost 15 years with a painful and weak right shoulder that significantly impacted my lifelong love of tennis and even daily activities. After several prior diagnoses and surgeries (shoulder and spinal) by other surgeons over the years, Dr. Millett correctly identified my rather unusual shoulder issue as Suprascapular Neuropathy (SSN). He was able to perform the required delicate procedure to repair my SSN as well as repair other issues within my shoulder that required attention. I am now pain free with great range of motion and starting down the path to recover the muscle mass and strength that I had lost over many years of nerve impingement. For me, this has truly been one of those rare life changing events.

I give Dr. Millett, his entire team, and the Steadman Clinic my highest recommendations. I can't adequately express my most sincere thanks to Dr. Millett and his entire team.

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