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New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship


About the Fellowship

The New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship is designed to prepare a recent Orthopaedic residency graduate to enter and succeed in a private practice setting with an emphasis on arthroscopy and sports medicine. This program carries full ACGME accreditation.

Each fellow in this program will see and participate in the office evaluation and surgical treatment of patients. Participants gain extensive exposure to shoulder and knee problems, and more limited experience with maladies of the hip, ankle, elbow and wrist. This fellowship includes high volumes of surgical shoulder and knee cases, the majority of which are arthroscopic. Procedures fellows can expect to encounter include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic shoulder instability reconstruction, ACL & PCL reconstruction, meniscal repairs, meniscal allografts, and Autogenous Cartilage Implantation (ACI). Through the course of the program, the fellow will rotate with 8 arthroscopy/sports medicine fellowship trained specialists. Each fellow also has the opportunity to participate in athletic team coverage for AAA baseball, professional hockey (when located in Albuquerque), professional basketball and high school and club sports. At the high school level, the fellow will serve as the primary team doctor for a single school and will attend all football games during the season and visit the training room on a weekly basis during that time.

The sports medicine fellowship setting is in a 30 member, largely specialty trained, orthopaedic group practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located in a state of the art facility, this practice includes ASU, MRI, & Physical Therapy departments. Each fellow has the chance to learn about the development and maintenance of these ancillary services. Our facility uses Electronic Medical Records in the office and operative reports in the ASU, allowing the fellow to experience and develop expertise with these resources as well.

Participating fellows will be required to complete a research paper as well as to attend monthly Physical Therapy, Research Committee, MRI and Journal Club meetings. Time for educational courses and vacation is included in the program.

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