aaosDr. Peter J. Millett of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado was recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) during its Annual Meeting in San Francisco last week.  During the meeting, new topics surrounding the finest in orthopaedic surgery, education, research, and technology were highlighted.  Dr. Millett was an essential part of the 5-day event that took place February 7-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Millett was awarded the 2012 Achievement Award which he also won in 2010 and 2011.  He also was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Best and Most Innovative Instructional Surgical Technique for instructional video demonstrating arthroscopic axillary nerve release for the treatment of compressive axillary nerve injuries and quadrilateral space syndrome in the shoulder.

During the meetings, Dr. Millett delivered several presentations on various topics and served as an instructor and moderator for academic and education programs.  These presentations include:Millett_Award

AC and SC Injuries, Glenoid and Scapula Fractures

  • Discussion/presentation that included Dr. Millett and several other respected surgeons and medical experts
  • Presentation and discussion that presented the current evidence based thoughts on non-humeral based injuries of the shoulder girdle. Includes discussion of soft tissue injuries about the shoulder including sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joint injuries. Rapidly evolving management of scapula, glenoid fossa, and clavicle fracture will be reviewed. A significant portion of the ICL will be allotted to discussion of the topics presented and case presentation. The participants are encouraged to bring cases for discussion by the faculty.

Rotator Cuff: Surgical Skills

  • Discussion that included Dr. Millett and several other respected surgeons and medical experts
  • Current concepts in (arthroscopic) surgical repair of rotator cuff tears ranging from small to massive cuff tears: concepts background and hands-on lab session on simulated bone models.

Founded in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. The Annual Meeting offered a variety of carefully selected opportunities including various presentations, discussions on the latest clinical studies, scientific exhibits, medical equipment representatives displaying the latest and greatest in orthopaedic products and services, and much more.