May Featured Editorial Board Members

Frederick M. Azar, MD
Campbell Clinic, University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Frederick M. Azar, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He is chief-of-staff at the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and director of the sports medicine fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering.  He also was director of that department’s residency program for 10 years. Dr. Azar is the team physician for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and was selected as the 2012 Team Physician of the Year by the athletic trainers from all 30 NBA teams.  He also serves as a team physician for the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, and Christian Brothers High School sports teams.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Azar has been an active volunteer in the AAOS, where he served as president, treasurer, and member at-large. He is a Director and the current treasurer of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), and is also active in other national and international groups and professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).  He is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the NBA Team Physicians Association.

Dr. Azar has authored and edited numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other publications.  He is a co-editor of Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, 13th Edition, and Campbell’s Core Orthopaedic Procedures.

An active participant in a number of community philanthropic organizations, Dr. Azar serves on the Board of Directors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Selected Published Work

Nelson CG, Brolin TJ, Ford MC, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Five-year minimum clinical and radiographic outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty using a hybrid glenoid component with a central porous titanium post. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Bowman EN, Hallock JD, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM. Hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee: predictors of successful treatment. Int Orthop 2018; 42:733-740.

Wells DB, Holt AM, Smith RA, Brolin TJ, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Tobacco use predicts a more difficult episode of care after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018; 27:23-28.

Weller WJ, Azzam MG, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Liposomal Bupivacaine Mixture Has Similar Pain Relief and Significantly Fewer Complications at Less Cost Compared to Indwelling Interscalene Catheter in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2017; 32:3557-3562.

Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Generic targeting guides place revision glenoid components in more anatomic version than traditional techniques. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:786-791.

Jew NB, Hollins AM, Mauck BM, Smith RA, Azar FM, Miller RH 3rd, Throckmorton TW. Reliability testing of the Larsen and Sharp classifications for rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:140-143.

Brolin TJ, Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Neer Award 2016: Outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty in an ambulatory surgery center is a safe alternative to inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty in a hospital: a matched cohort study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:204-208.

Walters JD, Barkoh K, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Younger patients report similar activity levels to older patients after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016; 25:1418-1424.

Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Is a generic targeting guide useful for glenoid component placement in shoulder arthroplasty? J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016; 25:e90-95.

Azar FM, Brandt JC, Miller RH 3rd, Phillips BB. Ultra-low-velocity knee dislocations. Am J Sports Med 2011; 39:2170-2174.

Paterson WH, Throckmorton TW, Koester M, Azar FM, Kuhn JE. Position and duration of immobilization after primary anterior shoulder dislocation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010; 92:2924-2933.

Babb JR, Ahn JI, Azar FM, Canale ST, Beaty JH. Transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using mesenchymal stem cells. Am J Sports Med 2008; 36:1164-1170.

Azar FM, Andrews Jr, Wilk KE, Groh D. Operative treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in athletes. Am J Sports Med 2000; 28:16-23.


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

Dr. Peter J. Millett is a partner at the Steadman Clinic who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow and sports-related injuries. He serves as director of shoulder surgery and is a researcher and board member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Millett has been consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and has been ranked in the top 1% of Orthopaedic Surgeons by U.S. News and World Reports.

As a shoulder and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Millett has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, Formula One, X-Games, and the Olympics. Dr. Millett is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA), the Sports Council, and the The Herodicus Society. Among other journals, Dr. Millett also serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has authored over 200 papers and is noted for his work on double row, linked rotator cuff repair, AC joint injuries, shoulder instability, and the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. During his career, he has trained over 80 fellows from the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Millett attended the University of Scranton and Dartmouth Medical School, earned a master’s of science degree while studying skeletal biology at the University of Cambridge, and did his orthopaedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. After a fellowship in shoulder, knee, and sports medicine with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in Vail, Dr. Millett joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working with noted shoulder expert Professor J.P. Warner. While at Harvard, he served as the co-director of the Harvard Shoulder Service, before returning to Vail to assume his current post.

Selected Published Work

Pogorzelski J, Muckenhirn KJ, Mitchell JJ, Katthagen JC, Schon JM, Dahl KD, Hirahara AM, Dines JS, Adams CR, Dooney T, Denard PJ, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Glenoid-Side Fixation Techniques for Superior Capsular Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):801-808. doi: 10.1177/0363546517745626.

Tahal DS, Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Mikula JD, Montgomery SR, Brady A, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ. A Cadaveric Model Evaluating the Influence of Bony Anatomy and the Effectiveness of Partial Scapulectomy on Decompression of the Scapulothoracic Space in Snapping Scapula Syndrome. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1276-1282.

Montgomery SR, Katthagen JC, Mikula JD, Marchetti DC, Tahal DS, Dornan GJ, Dahl KD, Brady AW, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Anatomic and Biomechanical Comparison of the Classic and Congruent-Arc Techniques of the Latarjet Procedure. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1. doi: 10.1177/0363546516685318.

Raynor MB, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Katthagen JC, Millett PJ. Outcomes After Arthroscopic Pancapsular Capsulorrhaphy With Suture Anchors for the Treatment of Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3188-3197.

Mitchell JJ, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Menge TJ, Tahal DS, Millett PJ. Survivorship and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3206-3213.

Mitchell JJ, Warner BT, Horan MP, Raynor MB, Menge TJ, Greenspoon JA, Millett PJ. Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 11.

Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Dahl KD, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Resection Arthroplasty of the Sternoclavicular Joint. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7): 1832-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546516639302.

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