Grand Rounds

Date: 10/19/2016
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Total Ankle Replacement
Facilitator: Katherine Gavin, MD


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For more than 40 years, our physicians have provided bone and joint health care to New Mexicans. We specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, including bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons, and nerves. Our orthopaedic physicians are experienced in treating patients of all ages who have broken bones, foot/ankle/hand/shoulder problems, spine injuries/deformities, or need joint replacement and reconstruction.

To provide you with the most comprehensive care possible, our faculty specialize in pediatrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Each patient visit ends with a discussion of medical findings and treatment options. We look forward to providing you with optimal care and attention.

New Faculty Announced

Additions Expand Sports Medicine, Podiatry and General Orthopaedic Surgery

Three new surgeons have joined The University of New Mexico’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation this summer in the specialty areas of general orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and podiatric medicine. Two of the three are returning UNM Orthopaedics alumni.

“We are very fortunate to have recruited such a high caliber of physicians,” says Chairman Dr. Robert Schenck. “The top-notch training and experience they bring enhance our ability to provide comprehensive, high-quality care to patients from Bernalillo County and beyond,” he adds. Meet our newest faculty.

Study Aims to Create Low-Cost, Prosthetic Limbs for Pediatric Patients

Since children with prosthetic needs during their growth years typically require new devices every six to 12 months that cost upwards of $700 apiece, the prospect of 3-D printing each device for under $75 is appealing to pediatric orthopaedic surgeons like Selina Silva, MD. “This would be extremely beneficial in New Mexico where nearly 22 percent of our population lives below the poverty level,” says Silva, who serves as interim medical director of Albuquerque’s Carrie Tingley Hospital (CTH) ... More>


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The University of New Mexico is participating in a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating NeoCart®, an investigational tissue implant developed by Histogenics as a possible treatment for certain knee cartilage injuries.

Do you have chronic knee pain or a knee injury that interferes with your day-to-day life or your athletic endeavors? Do your knees ache, swell, lock, or perhaps catch? Maybe your knees don’t, but you know someone who is always complaining of their knee hurting? Well, Dr. Wascher is looking for patients with certain knee cartilage injuries to evaluate NeoCart®, an investigational cartilage tissue implant grown from a patient’s own cells. The procedure uses regenerative medicine technology that could provide an alternative to the standard-of-care microfracture surgery.

Healthy cartilage is crucial to the smooth and painless mobility of most joints, and has limited capacity to repair itself after injury potentially leading to a chronic condition in your knee. The NeoCart®, Clinical Trial is for athletes, weekend warriors, ANYONE between the ages of 18 and 59, who suffers from pain in one knee.

If knee pain is stopping you from living your best life OR stopping a loved one from being active, then this clinical trial may be right for you. To learn more visit, call (505) 545-6777 or Text knee1 to 87888. Std. Msg. & Data rates apply.
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