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.
Peers Recognize UNM Orthopaedic Faculty as “2015 Top Docs of Albuquerque”
Local physicians have once again cast their votes in Albuquerque the Magazine’s “Top Docs” balloting, and more than a third of their “Orthopedics” category picks for 2015 are from the University of New Mexico Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. Ranked in 3rd place is UNM’s Dr. Deana Mercer.
Each year, the magazine asks city doctors the following question: “If you had to refer a loved one to a local doctor other than yourself, to whom would you refer them?” Once online ballots are counted, doctors garnering the most peer-generated votes are listed in the magazine’s March issue following a credentials check. According to the magazine, doctors vote because “peer review is considered the most reliable methodology.”
Also, of the 48 nominated orthopaedic surgeons, 29 are either currently on faculty or have received their orthopaedic training here at UNM.
UNM Orthopaedics Helps to Launch Local Chapter of Association of Women Surgeons
Two surgeons at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center have launched a local chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons, an international group dedicated to the support and promotion of women in the surgical field of medicine. Drs. Selina Silva and Cynthia Reyes started the local chapter in memory of the late Dr. Elizabeth Szalay, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and UNM professor who died in December.
"We felt that with the increased number of female surgeons at the institution, we should form this chapter," Silva said. "We also wanted to acknowledge former colleague Dr. Elizabeth Szalay as being one of the first female orthopedic surgeons who has opened many doors for women in surgery." ... More Information>
What is the Most Meaningful Milestone for an Orthopaedic Patient?
Learn more by viewing this "Second Firsts" video from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).