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Preparing For Your Surgery at NMSCO

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

  • Pre-Anesthesia Screening
  • Before & After Surgery Timeline
  • What to Expect on Surgery Day
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Motion Shop

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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.

New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates One of 30 sites in the US to participate in the mymobility Clinical Study.

  • Do you potentially need a hip or knee replacement?
  • Are you over the age of 18?
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If you answered yes to all of the above or want to learn more about the clinical study and the mymobility program, please ask Bree Olsen or call us directly at (505) 724-4327.

*iPhone SE is not supported. Apple Watch and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. This material is solely intended for print and use by mymobility clinical investigators. ©2019 Zimmer Biomet.

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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.

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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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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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