Darryl L. Millis

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Director of Surgical Service - Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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Dr. Millis earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, an M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Florida, and D.V.M. from Cornell University. He completed a Small Animal Internship and Small Animal Surgical Residency at Michigan State University.  Dr. Millis held an appointment as Assistant Professor in Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Mississippi State University prior to accepting his current appointment at UT, where he is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the CARES Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine. His current research interests focus on gait analysis techniques and evaluation of treatments for osteoarthritis, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and physical modalities.

Focus Areas:  Veterinary Orthopedics | Physical Rehabilitation | Osteoarthritis | Bone Healing

Skills and Expertise:  Gait Analysis | Kinematics and Kinematics of Gait | Outcome Assessment | Orthopedic Biomechanics

Selected Publications:

Kinematics of Stair Ascent in Healthy Dogs
A. Durant, D.L. Millis, and J. Headrick, Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 99-105, 2011.
Kinematic Analysis of the Pelvic Limbs of Healthy Dogs during Stair and Decline Slope Walking
R.P. Millard, J.F. Headrick, and D.L. Millis, Journal of Small Animal Practice, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 419-220, 2010.
Effects of Partial Immersion On Vertical Ground Reaction Forces And Weight Distribution In Dogs
D. Levine, D.J. Marcellin-Little, D.L. Millis, V. Tragauer, and J. Osborne, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 71, no. 12, pp. 1413-1416, 2010.
Bone and Lean Tissue Changes Following Cranial Cruciate Ligament Transection and Stifle Stabilization
D. Francis, D.L. Millis, and M. Stevens, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 127-35, 2006.
Results of Arthroscopic Versus Open Arthrotomy for Surgical Management of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Deficiency in Dogs
M.G. Hoelzler, D.L. Millis, D.A. Francis, and J.P. Weigel, Veterinary Surgery , vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 146-153, 2004.
Influence of Canine Recombinant Somatotropin on Biomechanical and Biochemical Properties of the Medial Meniscus in Stifles with Altered Stability
T.J. Noone, D.L. Millis, D.L. Korvick, K. Athanasiou, J.L. Cook, K. Kuoki, and F.C. Buonomo, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 419-26, 2002.
Effects of 3.3-MHz Ultrasound on Caudal Thigh Muscle Temperature in Dogs
D. Levine, D.L. Millis, and T. Mynatt, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 170-174, 2001.
Bone- and Non-bone Derived Growth Factors and Effects on Bone Healing
D.L. Millis, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 1221-1246, 1999.
Radiographic, Densitometric, and Biomechanical Effects of Recombinant Canine Somatotropin in an Unstable Ostectomy Gap Model of Bone Healing in Dogs
D.L. Millis, B.E. Wilkens, G.B. Daniel, K. Hubner, A. Mathews, F.C. Buonomo, K.R. Patell, and J.P. Weigel, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 85-93, 1998.
Metabolic and Histologic Effects of Recombinant Canine Somatotropin on Bone Healing in Dogs, using an Unstable Ostectomy Gap Model
B. Wilkens, D.L. Millis, G.B. Daniel, L. Munson, K.R. Patel, and F.C. Buonomo, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 1395-1401, 1996.