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:
Latarjet procedures (bone grafting of the glenoid) for shoulder instability
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!
Episode 195: Shoulder Arthroscopy in Conjunction With an Open Latarjet Procedure… Podcast
Episode 195: Shoulder Arthroscopy in Conjunction With an Open Latarjet Procedure Can Identify Pathology That May Not Be Accounted for With Magnetic Resonance Imaging In this podcast, Drs Dekker and Ernat discuss Shoulder [...]
Dr. Millett on The Continuing Development of Sports Medicine – Q&A with Becker’s SpineReview
Recently, Dr. Peter Millett sat down with Cameron Cortigiano from Becker's SpineReview. The topic of this special Q&A was: The Continuing Development of Sports Medicine. Here is the information Dr. Millett shared: Question: What [...]
Dr. Millett’s Visiting Scholars Bid Hail and Farewell
Each year Dr. Millett, The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute welcomes visiting scholars to complete an international fellowship in Vail. This year Rony Dey Hazra, MD and Maria [...]
Dr. Millett Recommends World Surgery Tour TV on Demand
World Surgery Tour is Now on Demand! World Surgery Tour TV is the ultimate digital resource for orthopedic and trauma surgery videos on demand. You can subscribe and access the entire World Surgery [...]
Dr. Millett Helps Pro Skier Chris Anthony Continue His Career
Vail Daily: Fracture Friday: Pro skier Chris Anthony’s injury, recovery and redemption Dr. Peter J. Millett was recently featured as one of the orthopedic surgeons who helped pro skier, Chris Anthony, continue his [...]
Peter Millett, MD Recent Patient Reviews
I went to Dr. Millett after 7 knee surgeries (6 on my right and 1 on my left) and had seen 11 different surgeons who all refused to remove femur metal from my right leg. I am highly allergic to metal and the chronic pain was leaving me bedridden for 3.5wks out of a month. He personally wrote me back on my inquiry, listened to my concerns, scheduled my surgery within a week (due to insurance issues) and personally followed up with my recovery. The level of patient care from Dr. Millett and his ENTIRE team is above any care I have ever received in my 20 years of dealing with orthopedic surgeons. There are not enough words to describe the level of care, dedication and professionalism you receive from Dr. Millett and his staff.
My only disappointment is that I did not find him sooner!!!