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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098

Orthopaedic Oncology

Orthopaedic oncology is a subspecialty field in orthopaedics. It deals with the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the musculoskeletal system, as well as certain developmental and pathologic conditions of the skeleton. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of: musculoskeletal bone and soft tissue tumors, sarcomas, metastatic bone and soft tissue disease, myeloma, lymphoma, melanoma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatologic joint disease.

The UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation is New Mexico's only facility which specializes in orthopaedic oncology. For bone tumor information, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website's Tumors section. Additional information is available on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) website's Bone Cancer page.

David Chafey, MD

David Chafey, MD
Assistant Professor