Meeting Dr. Miller
One of the aims of The Fast Forward is to bring you perspectives from leading experts in sports science. We are proud to welcome Dr. Stuart Miller to the team as our lead orthopedic expert. He will be offering columns with great advise relative to cycling, life and most importantly staying healthy and preventing injuries. Learn about Dr. Miller below.
Stuart Miller, M.D. is an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon subspecializing in foot and ankle disorders. His clinical interests are varied but he is dedicated to joint motion preservation, through cartilage restoration in the talus or through ankle joint replacement. He has also pioneered techniques in big toe joint salvage rather than fusion. In addition to a busy clinical practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Miller works hard on recreational cycling, enjoying classic road (Cannondale Super Six) and mountain bike (Cannondale Scalpel) treks.
More than 40 years since his first Century ride, Stuart understands the balances so many dedicated professionals must measure in terms of staying fit and healthy. In his late fifties, he also has a much too familiar understanding of some of the physical hassles (ACL reconstruction, L5S1 disc, Type 2 Diabetes) mature riders will often face. As an orthopaedic implant designer and developer, Stuart also follows the latest and greatest trends in bicycling tech although he swears there will be no motors in his frame for another 10 years!
With his youngest child finally off to college, Stuart hopes to rekindle other athletic pursuits and plans a return to competitive foil fencing. He works out on an old but trusty LifeCycle trainer and a Concept 2 rowing machine.
Dr. Miller provides an orthopaedic perspective on the mature athlete and hopes to foster development of programs encouraging participation of all age groups, from the 40 year-old young professional to the 80 year-old dedicated retiree. He believes that athletic involvement is important for prolonging middle age well into the 70s and perhaps even later.