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Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center offer complete medical care to active people of any age and skill. From the dedicated athlete to the weekend warrior, our goal is to help each individual regain an active lifestyle and compete in sports at the highest level possible. Our sports medicine doctors at our state-of-the-art facilities care for all athletic injuries.

It is for this reason we have developed the Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine. Here, we have an online guide to help parents and athletes learn about sports injury treatments, injury prevention tips, recommendations for improving athletic performance, and new procedures and programs offered at Desert Orthopaedic Center.

Working with athletes and their sports-related injuries and conditions, our sports medicine doctors integrate all aspects of specialized care by collectively combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise at Desert Orthopaedic Center.

With their commitment to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our specialists are the most highly skilled sports medicine doctors in the area.

Our surgical sports medicine specialists have extensive training in treating sports-related conditions using minimally invasive techniques and the most advanced surgical procedures.

Our sports medicine experts have proudly served professional, collegiate, and high school athletes as well as show performers, entertainers, and stars since 1970.

Sports medicine surgeons Dr. Chad Hanson, Dr. Michael Miao, and Dr. Richard Winder are proud to be team physicians for the PAC-12 and Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments.


Our sports medicine doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center provide our patients access to consultation Monday through Friday. Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history as well as demographic and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.

To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine doctors, please call (702) 731-4088.