Dr. Peter Millett Honored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Peter Millett of the Steadman Clinic was awarded with the Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans last week.

Millett also made five presentations on various topics and served as an instructor and moderator for two academic and education programs. One was on "Master Surgery for the Rotator Cuff," which included lab instruction for orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe.

He was also part of a presentation on original research that was done through the research institute on the management of clavicle fractures - a very common injury in Vail - and showed improved outcomes and faster return to activities with surgical fixation.

"Active volunteer involvement is at the heart of AAOS activities. Our meetings, courses, educational materials, clinical practice guidelines, and advocacy efforts are just a few of the many activities that depend on participation by volunteers for their success," the AAOS said of the honorees. "Volunteers and vital - not only to the AAOS, but also to orthopaedic specialty societies; national, state, and local orthopaedic societies; and the broader medical community."

The AAOS Board of Directors established the Achievement Award Program to encourage and enhance individual growth of Academy members, and to thank them for their many contributions to education, research and advocacy in orthopaedics.

The program was designed to recognize those who are freely giving back and to create an incentive for others to do the same.

"It is a great honor for me to receive this award and be recognized by my peers for my contributions to orthopaedic surgery and to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons." Millett said. "I am humbled to be included with many of the great orthopaedic surgeons from around the country and I am thankful to work in such a wonderful medical environment here at the Steadman Clinic and the Vail Valley Medical Center."

He said the research they perform on a daily basis in Vail directly translates into better care and better outcomes for the patients in the community and, by sharing it through organizations such as the AAOS, to the greater worldwide orthopaedic community as well.

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