Sterett joins Vail-Summit Orthopaedics |

Sterett joins Vail-Summit Orthopaedics

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Vail, CO Colorado
Bill Sterett

EDWARDS, Colorado – Dr. Bill Sterett, former managing partner of the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, has joined the practices of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. The knee and shoulder surgeon has been treating patients in the Vail Valley for more than 18 years and has a reputation for seeking out the more complex and difficult cases.

“I am thrilled to be joining Vail-Summit Orthopaedics; these physicians are some of the best trained orthopaedists in the state,” Sterett said. “VSO’s strong commitment to both teamwork and community service makes this a good fit for me. I look forward to using my background in a collaborative environment to help everyone excel.”

Dr. Sterett specializes in ACL reconstruction and complex knee injuries.

CEO Chip Webb says Dr. Sterett is moving full speed ahead and is already seeing patients at the VSO offices in Edwards and Vail.

“Bill is uniquely qualified to care for all forms of sports injuries,” remarks Webb. “He brings with him a remarkable legacy of leadership and involvement; the community is fortunate he has chosen to stay in the Vail Valley and transition his practice to VSO.”

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The former Vail Valley Medical Center chief of surgery and current Vail Valley Surgery Center medical director passed up other opportunities to stay in the Vail Valley. Scripps Clinic in San Diego and Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe both sought out the fellowship-trained surgeon. Sterett has been the founder and director of one of the most sought after athletic training fellowship programs in the country. He had also been the volunteer medical director for the Eagle County School District since 1997, responsible for the safe play of our student-athletes.

Arguably one of the busiest ACL surgeons in the country, Sterett is also one of the few Colorado surgeons who is fellowship-trained in both sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. Sterett conducted his fellowship training in knee and shoulder sports medicine in Vail and his orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Switzerland and Germany. As head team physician for the U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team, Sterett has been the U.S. physician for past three Winter Olympics and seven World Alpine Ski Championships. Sterett is the author of 30 peer-reviewed publications and has patents on some of the most commonly used joint preservation systems in orthopaedics.

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