In June, Dr. Millett gave the Grand Rounds of Columbia University for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. During his lecture, which was entitled: Current Concepts and Controversies in Rotator Cuff Repair: What is the State of the Art in 2013?, Dr. Millett explored some of the basic anatomical and biomechanical laboratory work, which serve as the basis for today’s modern arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Rotator cuff tears affect millions of people worldwide. Surgical repair for a torn rotator cuff is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed annually in the United States. Dr. Millett continued by sharing innovative techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. These techniques have achieved superlative outcomes for Dr. Millett’s patients. “We not only alleviate pain, but also, restore function back to normal and hasten recovery by aggressive rehab programs and optimizing biologic healing,” said Millett during the lecture.
It was a particular honor for Dr. Millett to present at Columbia University, due to their long history of excellence in shoulder surgery. For many years, Columbia was considered the worldwide epicenter for shoulder surgery. Dr. Charles S. Neer, a surgical giant and the father of modern shoulder surgery, practiced and taught at Columbia. “It was a distinct honor for me to share our work with the faculty and students at Columbia University given their rich history and contributions to the field,” said Dr. Millett.
Dr. Millett’s Grand Rounds lecture on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was well received by the audience. Dr. Bill Levine, Vice Chairman of Education in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University said, “Dr. Millett was selected as a visiting grand rounds speaker by our residents and did not disappoint! He was terrific in both the social and professional arenas helping to educate our residents, fellows, and attendings. It was a pleasure to host him at Columbia.”