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Peter Millett
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Dr. Millett of The Steadman Clinic-Vail is an orthopedic surgeon dedicated to research and treatment of shoulder, knee and elbow sports injuries.
Dr. Millett of The Steadman Clinic-Vail is an orthopedic surgeon dedicated to research and treatment of shoulder, knee and elbow sports injuries.

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Every year, thousands of total shoulder replacements are successfully done in the United States for patients with shoulder arthritis. This type of surgery, however, is not as beneficial for patients with large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex type of shoulder arthritis called "cuff tear arthropathy." A reverse total shoulder replacement works better for people with rotator cuff tear arthropathy because it relies on different muscles to move the arm.

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Shoulder arthritis is a common source of chronic shoulder pain and shoulder disability that affects more than 20% of the older population. There are 2 distinct joints in the shoulder area that can be affected by arthritis—the AC joint (acromioclavicular), which is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the tip of the shoulder bone, and the glenohumeral joint where the upper arm bone (humerus) meets the shoulder blade (scapula).

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Shoulder pain accounts for approximately three million visits to physicians each year. Of these visits, rotator cuff disease is the most common cause of shoulder pain.

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Outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in recreational athletes older than 70 years are superb! The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes after arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in recreational athletes age 70 years or older. Check out the findings!

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As the World Series kicks off with the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, it is important to note that the most common baseball injuries include soft issue injuries, such as muscle pulls (strains), ligament injuries (sprains), cuts, and contusions (bruises). Here are some tips on how to prevent baseball injuries.

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How fast and how well you regain knee motion is directly related to your motivation and perseverance.  Strong determination and tolerance for temporary discomfort will hasten your return to normal activities. Here are some exercise knee rehabilitations instructions from Dr. Millett.

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Dr. Millett’s new book “Physical Examination of the Shoulder: An Evidence-Based Approach” presents a comprehensive and concise evidence-based and differential-based approach to physical examination of the shoulder in a manner that promotes a successful application in clinical practice.

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The CAM procedure for young, active patients with osteoarthritis of the shoulder: “After surgery, my shoulder felt so much better. I spent months in rehab and stuck to the strict protocol that Dr. Millett put me on. This past month, I took my oldest daughter, Mara, and my family on a backpacking trip ... I was able to carry my heavy pack and get it on and off without pain. I have nothing holding me back and it is such a relief.” Read former patient John Gans’ story.

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Approximately 2% to 5% or all fractures in adults and 10% to 15% in children involve the clavicle. Learn more in Dr. Millett’s study, “Treatment of Clavicle Fracture: Current Concepts”.
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