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    • December 3, 2012
    • A Two-Way Street: Doctors & Ski Patrollers Learn From One Another On & Off the Hill

    • When Dr. Jack Eck first became involved with Vail’s medical training for ski patrol in the ‘70s, the resort became a leader amongst its peers. Since then, Vail’s training and education programs for patrollers have evolved and grown. Much of that has to do with the types of skiers who are attracted to the resorts, said Eck, doctor of internal medicine and medical adviser to the Vail Ski Patrol. “As the ski industry got busier, we invited more affluent people here that weren’t in that great of sh... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • Surgeons from The Steadman Clinic Attend the Birds of Prey Ski Event

    • As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey ski event has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski races. Held in Beaver Creek, the roster of the world's greatest skiers join together for three days of racing action.  Joining the elite athletes on the mountain, were several surgeons from The Steadman Clinic. Drs. Marc Philippon, Randy Viola, and Tom Hackett were all on-hand at the event where they tested the slopes for themselves, met with athletes,  and were stat... MORE →
    • November 14, 2012
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Awarded the 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award

    • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation announced this month that Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award for his submitted paper on “Improving Outcomes for Posterolateral Knee Injuries”.  Dr. LaPrade will be presenting his winning paper at the Annual Meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. According ... MORE →
    • November 7, 2012
    • Vail Knee Surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade, Honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Vail, Colorado, was recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of orthopaedic surgery.  This recognition, presented to Dr. LaPrade for his 2012 contributions, honors orthopaedic surgeons who volunteer their time and energy to the AAOS and the entire orthopaedic community, as well as encourages younger members to become involved in... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor: Research on Surgery Led Me to Dr. Millett

    • I was recently scheduled to have a total shoulder reversal, an obviously complex and painful surgery. Prior to the surgery, I spent time researching the best doctors and hospitals across the country and found Dr. Peter Millett and the Vail Valley Medical Center. I traveled from Iowa to have Dr. Millett and his professional team conduct my surgery. My surgery went exceptionally well, and the compassionate care I received from doctors and staff was remarkable. I could not have been happier with th... MORE →
    • November 5, 2012
    • Dr. Donald Corenman Releases Book on Diagnosing Back Pain

    • According to the American Chiropractic Association, Americans spend fifty billion dollars a year on treating and coping with back pain. Vail, Colorado spine surgeon, Dr. Donald Corenman, offers clinicians an additional resource with his new physical examination book, which offers insight and practical knowledge for lumbar spine disorders and problems of the spine, including diagnosis and treatment.  The physical examination book begins with basic anatomy and physiology of the spine, including im... MORE →
    • October 30, 2012
    • VVMC Appoints New VP of Human Resources

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Rick Smith to serve as the senior vice president of human resources. “Rick brings over 30 years of experience and leadership skills to VVMC and has proven to build robust, team-oriented work cultures,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “As one of the largest employers in Eagle County, we are excited to add Rick to our team and have him lead our extensive HR efforts.” Smith has over three decades of ... MORE →
    • October 21, 2012
    • Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Participates in Community Surgery Day

    • It's the little things, like getting in and out of the shower that make day-to-day life difficult for Tim Render, a resident of Breckenridge dealing with an ACL injury for two years. Saturday, Render was given the unique opportunity to get the surgery completed for free.Peak One Surgery Center held its third annual Community Surgery Day Saturday, where vendors donated supplies while approximately 60 health care professionals volunteered their time to conduct 15 surgeries on the under- or uninsur... MORE →
    • October 18, 2012
    • Dr. Peter Millett Performs Surgery to 2,000 Medical Professionals

    • Dr. Peter Millett, orthopaedic shoulder surgeon and director of shoulder surgery for The Steadman Clinic in Vail, recently traveled to London, England for the 4th International Symposium of Surgical and Biological Treatments in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Distal Extremity Pathologies. During the event, Dr. Millett performed a live surgical demonstration implementing a rotator cuff repair technique that was watched live by close to 2,000 gathered medical professionals from all over the worl... MORE →