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Dr. Peter Millett Presents at 18th Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture


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On Thursday, May 17th, Peter Millett, MD, MSc presented two lectures titled, “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in 2018” and “Management…
June 1, 2018

On Thursday, May 17th, Peter Millett, MD, MSc presented two lectures titled, “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in 2018” and “Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis in Young Patients” at the 18th Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture.

Visiting from The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, Dr. Millett is a sports medicine surgeon, focusing on advanced arthroscopic surgery, as well as challenging cases and revision surgery after failed surgeries. He’s authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and four books on orthopaedics, sports medicine, and shoulder surgery.

In Vail, Dr. Millet serves as the medical director for the Ski and Snowboard Club, and has served as team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (US Ski Team), and as a consultant to the Montreal Canadiens hockey club. He is also a consultant to the NGL Players Association and the MLB Players Association.

Dr. Millett presented to orthopaedic physicians, residents, and fellows, in addition to athletic trainers, physician assistants, nurses, and others interested in sports medicine and athlete safety.

In his first presentation, Dr. Millet reviewed a variety of knotless techniques that can prevent retearing after a rotator cuff tear. He then reviewed several case studies of his own rotator cuff repair patients who sustained trauma to their shoulder post-repair. The patients’ post-surgery injury did not disrupt the sutures from the original repair. Overall, Dr. Millet confirmed that arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has been optimized anatomically, biomechanically, biologically and surgically.

His second topic was in regards to glenohumeral osteoarthritis in young patients. He pointed out that problems arise regarding longevity of implants, and issues with revisions. He stated that the CAM procedure has been successful in his practice, and stated that using biologic usage is “the future”.

Followed by several questions from the audience, Dr. Millett was then honored with a crystal buffalo memento, as a thank you for his participation in the lecture series.


This Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture was the 18th presentation given since the series began in 2011. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation made a $1 million donation to UB’s Department of Orthopaedics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in September of 2011. The donation supports research and education, particularly for the training of five orthopaedic residents and two sports medicine fellows who rotate through the department each year. The generous donation was made by the Wilsons to honor the Buffalo Bills team physicians who care for the players on and off the field.

In November 2015, after the passing of Ralph C. Wilson, Mary Wilson and her fellow trustees of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation gifted $4.2 million to the UB Department of Orthopaedics. This gift established the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Patients of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the clinical practice plan comprised of the professors at the University, benefit from these donations by receiving innovative and collaborative care by those on the cutting edge of research.