The Motion Shop
New Mexico Orthopaedics now offering text messaging for appointments
Play Strong - NMO

If you're injured, our Quick Care Center
and Sports Medicine team can get
you back in the game - fast.

Enjoy Life - NMOEnjoy Life

Let our highly specialized physicians
restore your health and prolong
a mobile, active lifestyle.

Keep Moving - NMOKeep Moving

As New Mexico's best known orthopedic
practice, we have everything you need
for head-to-toe medical treatment.

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Part of our mission is to give you
the best resources to understand
your medical condition.

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Inspiring stories and expert bone and joint health
information to help patients like you fight for
your mobility. Share your story with us today.

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For over thirty years New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates, P.C has been dedicated to only one thing — keeping our patients moving. We are experts in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and spine care. We offer diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation all within one practice. Every person we care for is different – their choice of exercise, sports and lifestyle are unique, so we design individual treatment plans that help each patient reach maximum performance and health. You can find us at five convenient locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Sports Medicine at New Mexico Orthopaedics
2 Way Communication

Text Messaging Available

Text 505-724-4300 confirm your appointment, cancel, reschedule, send questions, and more!

Motion Shop
Motion Shop

Now open! Shop in person or online.

The Motion Shop is here to assist our patients reach their individualized goals by adding accessibility and convenience to tools that assist in recovery, support, and strengthening.

The items available in-store have been selected by our physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and experienced staff members. You can place your order online or stop by our store during your next visit.

Preparing For Your Surgery at NMOSC

Our guide covers everything you need to know about your upcoming surgery at New Mexico Orthopaedics Surgery Center including:

  • Pre-Anesthesia Screening
  • Before & After Surgery Timeline
  • What to Expect on Surgery Day
  • What to Bring Checklist

Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez and Team Celebrate 100th Robotic Surgery in SW United States

Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez and his skilled surgical team became the first in the Southwestern US to complete 100 surgeries utilizing the ExcelsiusGPS®. Check out the link below!

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Moving to Winrock January 20th

201 Cedar SE, Suite 6600,
Albuquerque, NM, 87106

(505) 724-4300

Physical Therapy

Moving to Winrock January 20th

1010 Lead Ave. SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 724-4400

Uptown Physical Therapy

Moving to Winrock January 20th

1700 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 120
Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 944-7440

What Hurts?

Learn more about our specialists with our interactive graphic.

What Hurts

Rafael Garcia, PA-C

Rafael Garcia, PA-C assists a patient at the After Hours clinic. 

New Mexico Orthopaedics Opens After Hours Clinic

NMO has opened an After-Hours Clinic at their Albuquerque Downtown location, Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to treat adults and children with unexpected orthopedic injuries. Patients with strains, sprains, minor dislocations, fractures, and sports injuries will be treated by our Ortho Injury Care Team, consisting of a certified Physician’s Assistant, Medical Assistants, Casting Technicians, X-Ray Technicians, and an orthopedic surgeon.

NMO President, Jeffery Racca, M.D. says, “The new After Hours Clinic will be a great resource for our community. We’re going beyond services provided at a traditional urgent care center by offering care from an Orthopaedic surgeon who is available while the After Hours Clinic is open. It’s all part of our goal of bringing orthopedic professionals to our community at patient- convenient times and locations, as we continue to advance orthopedic excellence for New Mexicans.”

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New Mexico Orthopaedics Opens New Physical Therapy Location

As part of an ongoing commitment to offer patients comprehensive and convenient orthopaedic care, New Mexico Orthopaedics has opened a new center for physical therapy in Uptown Albuquerque. On October 3, 2016 a team of five highly trained therapists will be available for patients Monday through Friday in Uptown Albuquerque at 1700 Louisiana Blvd. N.E.

Uptown Physical Therapy Team members include:

  • Sandra Knudsen – Physical Therapist
  • Leann Bullock – Physical Therapist
  • Daniel Pena – Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Brandon Casados – Physical Therapist Tech
  • Ethan Chideckel – Physical Therapist Tech

The new Uptown PT clinic is the fourth NMOA physical therapy location with three in Albuquerque — Downtown, Uptown and NE Heights Paseo del Norte in and one location in Rio Rancho.

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Find us at:
1700 Louisiana Blvd NE
Suite 120
Albuquerque, NM 87110

To schedule an appointment call:
(505) 768 -7507

Dr. Carothers, P.A. Tyler Jefferson, and nurse gave this patient a new knee on September 30, 2017. Her daughter was glad to see new hope for her mother after watching her live for years with debilitating arthritis

NMOA Surgeon Leads Team Providing Joint Replacements for Adults Living with Arthritis

Dr. Joshua Carothers, a surgeon with New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates (NMOA), recently returned from a mission trip to Honduras with a team of Albuquerque healthcare providers. The team arrived in Honduras on September 28 and in three days they performed fifteen (15) joint replacement surgeries for sixteen (16) adults living with debilitating arthritis.

Working with Dr. Carothers was NMOA physician assistant Tyler Jefferson, Lovelace Hospital nurse Amber Dobbins, and a representative of the orthopaedic device company Depuy, who donated the joint replacement hardware. The local caregivers donated their time and surgical expertise.

The Albuquerque team joined up with other medical professionals who were also volunteering their time and skills as part of a mission trip with Operation Walk based in Denver, Colorado. About fifty-five surgeons, physicians’ assistants, nurses, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, representatives from orthopaedic implant companies and medical doctors participated in the 2017 mission trip from September 29 – October 1. Altogether, the mission team provided 60 new joints to people that would otherwise never have the means to have their severe arthritis treated.

“We bring everything from the IV that the patients get when they enter the hospital to the bandage and home aids that they go home with including all the implants and instruments” said NMOA surgeon Joshua Carothers, M. D. “In addition to providing surgeries”, said Dr Carothers, “we spend time training the local doctors, nurses, and therapists.”

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