December Featured Editorial Board Members


Dieter Kohn, MD
University Hospital of Saarland and Medical Facility of the University of Saarland
Clinic for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
Saar, Germany

Dieter Kohn is a native of south Germany, born near Stuttgart. He did his orthopaedic training at LMUUniversity in Munich (chief: Prof. Michael Jäger) from 1982 until 1988. He was a registrar and senior registrar at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Hannover Medical School (chief: Prof. Carl-Joachim Wirth) from 1988 until 1996. His thesis was about meniscal replacement with the so called tendon autograft. It was followed by numerous studies in the same field. The meniscus work was published in international journals including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dieter Kohn became an Associate Professor in 1991. In 1996 he got a call as a full Professor and chief of the Orthopaedic University Department, Saarland University in Homburg/Saar. He has worked there until today. Dieter Kohn was president of the German speaking Arthroscopy Association (AGA), of the German Association for Sports Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology (GOTS), and of the German Orthopaedic Association (DGOOC). He was an associate editor of the Journal of Arthroscopy. As a fellow of the ESSKA/AOSSSM he travelled through the United States in 1991. He is an honorary member of AOSSM and AANA. Together with his former registrar, Romain Seil, he has hosted fellows of the ESSKA/AOSSM several times in Homburg and Luxembourg. His scientific interest was centered on arthroscopy, orthopaedic sports medicine, and cartilage research. Dieter Kohn lives with his wife Ursula in Homburg/Saar and has two grown children, Annegret, 30, a professional fire-fighter, and Bernhard, 27, an engineer are working in the cities of Kaiserslautern and Munich.

Selected Published Works

Anagnostakos K, Lorbach O, Kohn D. Patella baja after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol. 2012;20:1456-1462.

Lorbach O, Kieb M, Raber F, Busch LC, Kohn D, Pape D.  Comparable biomechanical results for a modified single-row rotator cuff reconstruction using triple-loaded suture anchors versus a suture-bridging double-row repair. Arthroscopy. 2012;28:178-187.

Orth P, Goebel L, Wolfram U, Ong MF, Gräber S, Kohn D, Cucchiarini M, Ignatius A, Pape D, Madry H.  Effect of subchondral drilling on the microarchitecture of subchondral bone: analysis in a large animal model at 6 months. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40:828-836

Orth P, Cucchiarini M, Kaul G, Ong MF, Gräber S, Kohn DM, Madry H.  Temporal and spatial migration pattern of the subchondral bone plate in a rabbit osteochondral defect model.  Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012;20:1161-1169.

Pape D, Hoffmann A, Kohn D. [Femoral osteonecrosis – Ahlbaeck’s disease]Radiologe. 2012; 52:1023-1029.


Dr. Millett

Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc
The Steadman Clinic
Vail, Colorado

Dr. Peter J. Millett is an orthopaedic surgeon and partner at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Millett specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow as well as all sports-related injuries.  His academic focus has been on shoulder surgery, including advanced shoulder arthroscopy, arthroscopic stabilization surgery, and the treatment of athletes with shoulder injuries. He also has interests in complex and revision shoulder surgery, in addition to shoulder arthroplasty and joint preservation surgery in young patients.

Dr. Millett performed his orthopaedic residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, under the tutelage of Drs. Russell Warren, Thomas Wickiewicz, David Altchek, Edward Craig, David Dines, Steve O’Brien, Jo Hannafin, and Scott Rodeo. While there, he received the Lewis Clark Wagner Award for excellence in orthopaedic research as well as the American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer Travel Award, a national award for orthopaedic research. Dr. Millett earned additional subspecialty, fellowship training in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in Vail, Colorado.  As a fellow, he also served as an associate physician for the Denver Broncos professional football team, the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team, and the U.S. Ski Team.  He has served as a physician for the U.S ski team and is currently a consultant for the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association.

Prior to coming to Vail, Dr. Millett held a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and was formerly Co-Director of the Harvard Shoulder Service and the Harvard Shoulder Fellowship, under the leadership of Dr. J.P. Warner, the chief of the Harvard Shoulder Service. While in Boston, he also founded and directed the Musculoskeletal Proteomics Research Group at Harvard, where his team discovered and patented the protein profile for osteoarthritis. His clinical practice in Boston was based principally at Brigham & Women’s Hospital under Dr. Thomas Thornhill’s leadership. He also practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital, under Dr Harry Rubash’s leadership, and worked closely with the sports medicine department including Drs Bertram Zarins, Arthur Boland, and Thomas Gill.

Dr. Millett has authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and 3 books on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgery. His academic work has been recognized with awards from several international societies, including the 2013 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for his contributions to the field. He was awarded the Rising Star award from his colleagues at the Vail Valley Medical Center. He has been active in AAOS, AOSSM, AANA, and ASES serving on numerous committees, including program chair for the open meeting of the ASES in 2013. He was made an honorary member of the German Speaking Arthroscopy Association (AGA) in 2013. He enjoys writing and has served as a consultant reviewer, principal reviewer, and now an editorial board member for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Millett and his wife Sarah have 4 children and enjoy living in the mountains of Colorado. He remains an avid flyfisherman, cyclist, skier, and sportsman.

Selected Published Works in AJSM

Martetschläger F, Millett PJ, Warth RJ, Horan MP. Complications after anatomic fixation and reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments. Am J Sports Med 2013; (In Press).

Martetschläger F, Warth RJ, Millett PJ. Instability and degenerative arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint: A current concepts review. Am J Sports Med 2013; (In Press).

Millett PJ, Horan MP, Martetschläger F. The “bony Bankart bridge” technique for restoration of anterior shoulder stability. Am J Sports Med 2013;41(3):608-614.

Giphart EJ, Elser F, Dewing CB, Torry MR, Millett PJ. The long head of the biceps tendon has minimal effect on in vivo glenohumeral kinematics. A biplane fluoroscopy study. Am J Sports Med 2012; 40(1):202-212.

Siebenlist S, Lenich Buchholz A, Martetschläger F, Eichhom S, Heinrich P, Fingerle A, Doebele S, Sandmann GH, Millett PJ, Stöckle U, Elser F. Biomechanical in-vitro validation of intramedullary cortical button fixation for distal biceps rupture: a new technique. Am J Sports Med 2011;39(8):1762-1768.

Pennock A, Pennington WW, Vaishnav SB, Provencher M, Millett PJ, Hackett T. The influence of arm and shoulder position on the bear-hug, belly-press, and lift-off tests: An electromyographic study. Am J Sports Med 2011;39(11):2338-2346.

Braun S, Millett PJ, Yongpravat C, Pault JD, Anstett T, Torry M, Giphart EJ. Biomechanical evaluation of shear force vectors leading to injury of the biceps reflection pulley: a biplane fluoroscopy study on cadaveric shoulders. Am J Sports Med 2010;38(5):1015-1024.

Madsen M, Marx RG, Millett PJ, Rodeo SA, Sperling JW, Warren RF. Surgical anatomy of the triceps brachii tendon: anatomical study and clinical correlation. Am J Sports Med 2006 34(11):1839-1843.

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