Michael Miao MD - Desert Orthopaedic Center

Michael Miao MD - Desert Orthopaedic Center Dr. Miao is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty training and certification in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Offices:
Las Vegas - 2800 E.

Desert Inn Road, suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Henderson - 2930 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, suite 100, Henderson, NV 89052

Office Hours
Monday - Surgery
Tuesday - Las Vegas office -- 8:30am - 3:45pm
Wednesday - Henderson office -- 8:30am - 3:45pm
Thursday - Surgery
Friday - Henderson office -- 8:30am - 3:45pm

Operating as usual

Somewhere lost in this assessment is the possibility that her coach "poked" her with the comment to inspire her to be be...
09/15/2021
Legendary coach Geno Auriemma told a former player she was ‘the worst rebounder’ and now she is one of the greatest rebounders in WNBA history

Somewhere lost in this assessment is the possibility that her coach "poked" her with the comment to inspire her to be better. It's the quality of the player to take that comment and progress and succeed. Kudos to her (and her former coach).

https://www.yahoo.com/news/legendary-coach-geno-auriemma-told-213430168.html

Tina Charles took the No. 2 spot on the WNBA's career rebounds list. When reflecting on the feat, the Washington Mystics star poked fun at her college coach at UConn. "That just goes out to Coach Auriemma, who always told me I was the worst rebounder," Charles said.

Crazy ride. One that went our way. Happy group of people in the locker room.
09/14/2021

Crazy ride. One that went our way. Happy group of people in the locker room.

Humor before something potentially scary is a good way to defuse stress.  "You're a little taller than my usual..."  ".....
09/11/2021
Phil Mickelson pulls off amazing flop shot over Steph Curry

Humor before something potentially scary is a good way to defuse stress. "You're a little taller than my usual..." "....and hope for the best." I'm sure he blinked. Before surgery, I tell my patients that the safety belt is so that they don't start running around the room (since it's hard to do surgery on a moving target). It usually gets a chuckle. I think that's better than giving them the image (right before they fall asleep under anesthesia) of... "so you don't fall off the bed."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/phil-mickelson-pulls-off-amazing-flop-shot-over-steph-curry/ar-AAOjKH2?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

Phil Mickelson has pulled off some crazy shots in his life in tournament play. He's done even zanier things on camera for social media. Friday, with 6-foot-3 NBA superstar Steph Curry standing in, Lefty did it again. "You're a little taller than my normal test subjects…

During my residency, I had a high school player suffer this injury.  Reduced it on the field before we walked off.  It's...
09/10/2021
Look: Buccaneers Player Appears To Suffer Gruesome Injury vs. Cowboys

During my residency, I had a high school player suffer this injury. Reduced it on the field before we walked off. It's not common,, but usually recoverable. If you reduce most dislocations quickly, there is overall less pain, potentially less damage, and possibly faster recovery than if left out for hours accessing and waiting for care.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/look-buccaneers-player-appears-to-suffer-gruesome-injury-vs-cowboys/ar-AAOhkii?ocid=msedgntp

On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys stepped on the field for the first game of the 2021 NFL season. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers entered the contest as heavy favorites over Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Before the game kicked off, the Buccaneers unveiled their Super Bowl b...

My last regular season game as Monday I’ll be at Allegiant with the Raiders. Nice game. Vying for a bye in the two singl...
09/09/2021

My last regular season game as Monday I’ll be at Allegiant with the Raiders. Nice game. Vying for a bye in the two single elimination games.

A little too much of a good thing (tourists visiting) can cause big problems when you don't have a back door to run out ...
09/05/2021
Hawaii hospitals run out of ICU beds, scramble to bring in extra oxygen

A little too much of a good thing (tourists visiting) can cause big problems when you don't have a back door to run out of (or neighboring state to transfer patients to).

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/09/04/hawaii-news/hawaii-hospitals-run-out-of-icu-beds-scramble-to-bring-in-extra-oxygen/

Hawaii’s hospitals are in crisis as the state heads into the Labor Day weekend amid a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases.

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues who are listed here and thank you to those who believe in what I do for my ...
09/04/2021

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues who are listed here and thank you to those who believe in what I do for my patients.

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues who are listed here and thank you to those who believe in what I do for my patients.

First meeting since NFL Combine last year. Not a lot of people as expected. Unfortunately not a lot of surgical videos i...
08/31/2021

First meeting since NFL Combine last year. Not a lot of people as expected. Unfortunately not a lot of surgical videos in sports which is my usual favorite. Life is still adjusting.

First meeting since NFL Combine last year. Not a lot of people as expected. Unfortunately not a lot of surgical videos in sports which is my usual favorite. Life is still adjusting.

Last preseason game vs 49ers. Boy this is not normal Bay Area weather. It’s hot. And we’re wearing black. I vote for all...
08/29/2021

Last preseason game vs 49ers. Boy this is not normal Bay Area weather. It’s hot. And we’re wearing black. I vote for all white uniforming on hot days. Would that look intimidating?

This is interesting and, to me, controversial.  Bet you didn't think I would say that....Land exercise is gravity based ...
08/27/2021
Swimming is one of the most efficient workouts you can do. Here's how to use different strokes to target each part of your body.

This is interesting and, to me, controversial. Bet you didn't think I would say that....

Land exercise is gravity based and running, jumping, walking, weight lifting, body weight exercise, etc is going to have a steady benefit as long as gravity is there. Hopefully it stays there.

Swimming is very different. If you don't swim well/efficiently, then you work harder and get more exercise benefit. If you swim well/efficiently, then you get less exercise benefit per stroke/lap because you aren't using as much energy to do the same stroke/lap. You would have to swim more, harder, longer, or do harder strokes to increase that exercise benefit.

Swimming freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke are great for the beginning, average or above average swimmer. Swimming butterfly, however, should be carefully approached. This is the stroke that can lead to real shoulder problems if done incorrectly or too much/often in the otherwise uncoached swimmer (i.e. someone who can guide you to safe butterfly technique and amounts).

So...as I've told people who have asked me about swimming lessons, swimming better opens up interesting choices. Do you want to swim better if you have to end up spending more time to swim longer distances or harder sets to get the same exercise benefit? Performance and racing...that's a different discussion.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/swimming-one-most-efficient-workouts-211410659.html

Swimming strokes can workout multiple body parts at once. A private swimming instructor broke down which strokes target each area of the body.

It is confusing to me that hospitals fired nurses and doctors when profits plummeted at the loss of elective surgery rev...
08/24/2021
A hospital is giving nurses up to to $40,000 in sign-on bonuses amid a dire nursing shortage

It is confusing to me that hospitals fired nurses and doctors when profits plummeted at the loss of elective surgery revenue but at the same time had to recruit and incentivize nurses and doctors to work to combat the pandemic.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hospital-giving-nurses-40-000-151526021.html

States across the country are facing a looming nursing shortage as nurses struggle with burnout and fear of getting infected as COVID cases rise.

In my practice, it is rare that my patients need to be admitted to the hospital so just about everyone can go home.  For...
08/24/2021
It's Not Just Your Body That's Affected By Your Choice Not To Get Vaccinated

In my practice, it is rare that my patients need to be admitted to the hospital so just about everyone can go home. For the most part, I can still take care of my patients.

For those surgeries that involve admission for recovery/monitoring/care to the hospital, an elective surgery is likely going to be postponed for now. That's problematic as the hospitals fill with COVID-19 patients. A problem that would be limited by everyone getting vaccinated.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/not-just-body-thats-affected-153157882.html

Lifesaving surgeries are once again being delayed because hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients.

Wishing the team luck in their game tomorrow.  They had left a day earlier than planned to avoid flying in during the st...
08/24/2021
Bill Laimbeer was 'looking for the booze' after a hellish road trip left the Las Vegas Aces eating dinner at Walmart

Wishing the team luck in their game tomorrow. They had left a day earlier than planned to avoid flying in during the storm. At least they're safe and sound. Go Aces.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bill-laimbeer-looking-booze-hellish-231257398.html

The Las Vegas Aces' less-than-straightforward journey adds to the players' argument that WNBA franchises should charter planes for their teams.

In LA “On the road again…. “(In the style of Willie Nelson). Go Raiders.
08/21/2021

In LA “On the road again…. “(In the style of Willie Nelson). Go Raiders.

After my mother and father there are two important people who changed the course of my life. One opened the door to medi...
08/21/2021
Ted Lee, casino owner, benefactor of UNLV, dies

After my mother and father there are two important people who changed the course of my life. One opened the door to medicine and Orthopaedics. The other was Ted Lee who saw a benefit to having Asian athletes attend Harvard. I was one of those fortunate to have his interest and support. Having settled in LV it was my pleasure to reunite with him and his family through the years. We lost someone special but he can at least now enjoy reuniting with his lovely wife Doris.

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2021/aug/20/ted-lee-casino-owner-benefactor-of-unlv-dies/

Ted Lee and his family have had their hands in many types of businesses throughout Southern Nevada, from real estate to the Eureka Casinos brand, hotels, restaurants and more.

Queens is the "go to" most advanced hospital and the trauma center for Hawaii.  The reason Hawaii was shut down so long ...
08/17/2021
No ICU beds available at Queen’s medical facilities as COVID cases surge in Hawaii

Queens is the "go to" most advanced hospital and the trauma center for Hawaii. The reason Hawaii was shut down so long last year was because of it's very limited medical resources.

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/08/17/hawaii-news/no-icu-beds-available-at-queens-medical-facilities-as-covid-cases-surge-in-hawaii/

The Queen’s Health Systems has no available intensive care beds, has started canceling elective surgeries and procedures and has had to divert patients with emergency health needs to other hospitals as Hawaii’s surge in COVID-19 cases strains resources and threatens to grow worse.

Evolving.  Just to clarify, please wear your masks until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of the vaccine.  If you get the firs...
08/17/2021
Raiders to require vaccines for fans at home games

Evolving. Just to clarify, please wear your masks until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of the vaccine. If you get the first or second shot at the stadium right before you enter for a game, you still have to wear a mask.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/raiders-require-vaccines-fans-home-041701569.html

The Las Vegas Raiders will require all fans attending home games to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. The Raiders implemented the change in accord with new directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak regarding large events. Vaccinated fans will not need to wear masks at the games.

The culprit has been fingered. Landing on a stone with your clavicle can lead to this!!!  Be mindful. Be careful. Danger...
08/17/2021

The culprit has been fingered. Landing on a stone with your clavicle can lead to this!!! Be mindful. Be careful. Danger lurks where you least expect.

I've been there many times over the last 35 years.  Was an easy way to see tropical fish in very shallow water. Easy sno...
08/16/2021
Fish fewer at Hanauma Bay since reopening with new visitor limitations system

I've been there many times over the last 35 years. Was an easy way to see tropical fish in very shallow water. Easy snorkeling for me. Took my father there during the wedding trip and he had the time of his life. Over the years, took the boys there every summer when they were little. Over time, it was a little too restricted and we would snorkel out in open water. My fear was that it was so shallow that people would walk on the coral reef (which effectively kills it). The diminishing coral meant less reason for the fish to be there and the attractiveness did drop off significantly. I taught my kids to never touch the reef and stay horizontal in the water. That's the only way to keep these wonders alive.

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/08/16/hawaii-news/fish-fewer-at-hanauma-bay-since-reopening-with-new-visitor-limitations-system/?HSA=d0d5973103ae09d1f44f9f2dd38a1a45fd8d0089

In the first light of day, at 7 a.m., when Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve opens to the public, its great half moon of beach is empty, and the sea over its dappled reef is at peak clarity, before rising winds and waves, kicking swim fins and wading feet bring turbidity.

The other house I work. First game back from the Olympic break. 4 Olympic gold medalists. A bit out of sync. Behind the ...
08/16/2021

The other house I work. First game back from the Olympic break. 4 Olympic gold medalists. A bit out of sync. Behind the entire game until the last 4 seconds. Thankfully held on for the win. Leaving happy for the team. Game Tuesday

First home game with Raider Nation (in the house). Lots of fun.
08/15/2021

First home game with Raider Nation (in the house). Lots of fun.

First home game with Raider Nation (in the house). Lots of fun.

Game day. Sporting a very nice gift from ML who is a patient who dropped this cool mask for me on Friday. Thank you. I c...
08/14/2021

Game day. Sporting a very nice gift from ML who is a patient who dropped this cool mask for me on Friday. Thank you. I can’t wear on the field but made sure it was here at the stadium.

Game day. Sporting a very nice gift from ML who is a patient who dropped this cool mask for me on Friday. Thank you. I can’t wear on the field but made sure it was here at the stadium.

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