Shoulder Replacement Surgery Questions

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Are you considering shoulder replacement surgery?  If you are experiencing chronic pain or other symptoms that are prohibiting you from living an active lifestyle, shoulder replacement surgery may be a procedure that will help you reclaim a pain-free life. Read More on Dr. Sterett's new blog

posted: June 15, 2015
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Dr. Sterett to Perform Shoulder Replacement Surgeries at Vail/Summit Orthopaedics

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Dr. Sterett will now be performing all shoulder replacement surgeries at Vail/Summit orthopaedics, it was announced recently. 

"I'm pleased to be able to continue to serve the Vail community and Summit County in this capacity," said Dr. Sterett, who specializes in knee and shoulder sports medicine. "Every day I wake up excited to get to work and help people get back on track with their optimum health."

To find out more about Vail/Summit, please visit www.vsortho.com And visit Dr. Sterett's new enhanced blog site at www.williamsterett.com posted: June 5, 2015
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DR. STEADMAN RETIRING

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I trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon under Dr. Steadman and Dr. Hawkins in 1993 and then joined them in practice in 1994, practicing with them until 2011.  I think I was asked to be part of every complicated procedure Dr. Steadman performed during that time, and I would not trade my experiences there for anything in the world.  Other than Shirley Carlson, his long time surgical nurse, no other person has scrubbed in to more surgery with Dr. Steadman than myself. 

A wealth of surgical experience for sure, but what I really learned from Dr.s Steadman and Hawkins was how to treat people.   They were true gentlemen with their patients and I hope I am doing a reasonable job emulating them in my practice.  Dr. Hawkins is still going strong in South Carolina and we stay in close contact.  Dr. Steadman retired this year after more than 40 years of practice and I wish him the very best.
  posted: December 16, 2014
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Women In Sports

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As an orthopedic surgeon in Vail, Colorado, I have had the pleasure of being the head team physician for the US Women’s Ski Team since 1997, and have been one of the US Olympic Committees designated physicians for the past 4 Winter Olympics.  From Picabo, Bode, Lindsey and now Mikaela I have been so blessed to witness and be part of some pretty spectacular events.  In the Olympics, we have seen some fantastic American Hockey experiences, bobsledding and my introduction to short track speed skating with the rise of Apollo Ono.
 
We all have heard that women in sports have a much higher injury incidence than men, and that ski racing has a pretty spectacular injury history as well.  By being in the middle of these high risk professional female athletes I have been able to gain a great experience not only with treating these top level athletes, but having to make appropriate decisions about when it’s the right time to let the athlete return to the sport they love.
  posted: December 16, 2014
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PREVENTING SKI INJURIES

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Last week I gave a talk to the Beaver Creek Ski Patrol on the prevention of injuries in skiing.  I think there was a lot of really helpful information for all of us.  Some highlights came out that perhaps might be useful:
  1. Highest Risk Skiers
    1. Beginners
    2. No Rest or Hydration for >3 hours
    3. Rental, rather than owned, Skis
    4. No Helmets or Wrist Guards
    5. No history of having taken lessons
    6. Skiing Terrain Above the level of their Ability
    7. Ungroomed Terrain
    8. No snowfall in >24 hours
Some of these we can’t control, so the best advice we can give is to ski at the level of your ability or below, take plenty of water breaks, and never ski longer than 3 hours without a break.
 
The whole talk that I gave can be viewed under my Research / Presentations link.  I think you’d like it.
  posted: December 16, 2014
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Welcome to the New Website of Dr. Sterett, MD

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Welcome to the new website of Dr. Sterett, M.D.

Dr. Sterett specializes in knee and shoulder sports medicine in the Vail, Colorado area.

The new website is still in progress so please be sure to check back soon for the finished result.  posted: July 28, 2014
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