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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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Latest News

Dr. Millett Patient Centricity Value Winner

Dr. Millett was honored with the Patient Centricity Core Value award by the Core Value Committee at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) for the week of July 17th- 21st. This is given to an individual [...]

Five Questions with The Steadman Clinic’s Dr. Peter Millett

The Steadman Clinic’s Dr. Peter Millett has quite the resume; the internationally-renowned shoulder, knee, and elbow specialist, has found himself atop lists of America’s best doctors, and is a a Board Member at the Steadman [...]

Dr. Millett Operated on Atlanta Falcons 1st Round Draft Pick Takkarist McKinley — 5 Details

Peter Millett, MD, of Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic performed surgery on current Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end Takkarist McKinley prior to the NFL draft, according to ESPN. Here are five things to know: 1. [...]

Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability is Amenable to Arthroscopic Pancapsular Capsulorrhaphy

Patients with multidirectional instability of the shoulder experienced an effective and safe treatment with arthroscopic pancapsular capsulorrhaphy with suture anchors at middle-term follow-up in a cohort study. In the study, multidirectional instability (MDI) was defined [...]

Local’s Recovery is One Painful Step at a Time After Skiing Collision

Dr. Peter Millett helped put Patrish Koenig back together. He figured out that she had been hit, and had not fallen over her crossed ski tips. Millett is an avid skier, as time allows. He's [...]

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Peter Millett, MD Recent Patient Reviews

by Scott Rovner on Peter Millett, MD
Dr. Millett and his Team are Superb

My name is Scott R., am 60 years old, and have been very physically active all my life. To date, Dr. Millett has done both my L/R total shoulder replacements and two knee arthroscopic procedures. In short, Dr. Millett is a superb physician possessing extraordinary surgical skill, highest degree of patient care, and great bedside manner.I am so appreciative that Dr. M and his team got me back to an active, pain-free lifestyle. It is very obvious Dr. Millett/his team are committed to achieving the best possible surgical outcome. Before I elected to have L/R total shoulder replacements I had endured several shoulder surgeries done by other orthopedic physicians. None were completely successful evidenced by my residual level of pain and reduced range of motion.I was skeptical of a total shoulder replacement as I feared I would have to give up many activities I had enjoyed all my life. I was also concerned the shoulder prosthetic implants would loosen over time. Dr. Millett and his P.A., Brian Davis, carefully examined my shoulders in a thorough manner. They both exuded such a confident manner that I left the exam fully assured I was in the best possible hands.I am now two years post both L and R shoulder replacement surgery. I could not be happier with the result and am enjoying all the physical pursuits I did before the surgeries. I also want to state that I am grateful Dr. Millett has repeatedly advocated for me to get MRIs, arthrograms, and preferred medications approved by my insurance company. It is yet another example of his commitment to the highest level of patient care. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Millett and his team!I recommend Dr.Millett to you without reservations. He is superb!Scott R.Golden, CO

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