Pediatric Orthopaedics

Growing bones and joints need special care. Come to the orthopaedic experts at UNM Health for your child’s changing needs.

From broken bones to congenital birth defects, we can help your child get back to doing what he or she loves most.

Experienced Care, Close to Home

As the only academic medical center in New Mexico, we are experts in the latest technologies and treatments. Your child will receive advanced diagnostic techniques, age-appropriate treatment and rehabilitation in state-of-the-art clinics.

And with UNM’s comprehensive services and integrated hospital orthopaedics program, you’ll have convenient care close to home.

Outreach Locations

If you live outside the Albuquerque area, your child can receive care through one of our many outreach locations:

  • Clovis
  • Farmington
  • Hobbs
  • Las Cruces
  • Roswell
  • Santa Fe
  • Silver City

Conditions We Treat

Our team of specialists work to offer the most conservative, non-invasive treatments possible. In some cases, surgery is needed. Your UNM Health team will work together closely to find the right option for your child.

  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury
  • Severed limb
  • Tendon injury
  • Clubfoot 
  • Flatfoot
  • Sever’s disease
  • Syndactyly
  • Concussions
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Transient synovitis
  • Bowed legs
  • Kneecap instability
  • Limb-length discrepancies
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Sindig-Larsen-Johannson disease
  • Bone tumors and cysts
  • Desmoid tumors
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paget’s disease
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spasticity/decreased muscle tone
  • Spina bifida 
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Finger thumb hypoplasia/aplasia
  • Radial dysplasia
  • Syndactyly
  • Brachial plexus birth palsy
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, ask your pediatrician for a referral. Call our clinic to learn more.