New Mexico Cartilage Restoration Center
to New Mexico Cartilage Restoration Center
Mexico Cartilage Restoration Center is dedicated to
bringing cutting edge science to our patients. We
are in the forefront of the nation in using established
methods of restoring joint function and are part of
pioneering efforts for the future.
site is for anyone who has problems in the shoulder,
We have tried to present a comprehensive picture of
each of these problem areas and to give a limited
review of scientific information (link to Bibliography)
on selected complex topics. For patients thinking
about surgical alternatives there is information on
surgical procedures and postoperative care.
to joint cartilage has historically meant continued
decline in function. Our best hope was to slow or
limit the process of degeneration. New treatments
are allowing us to restore joint surfaces with the
patient's own cartilage. Cartilage restoration can
also involve the following procedures:
transplanting healthy cartilage from one part of the
joint into a damaged area (e.g.
OATS Procedure, Mosaicplasty);
Synthetic bone and cartilage replacement
harvesting and cultering the patient's own tissue
and reimplanting it into a damaged
area (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation);
transplanting cartilage from donors
to replace injured tissue (Meniscus Transplantation
cartilage restoration is not right for everyone, we
continue to provide the full range of care for patients
with shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle problems using
the most up to date methods. This includes minimally
invasive techniques for the following procedures:
Rotator cuff repair
Labral and biceps tendon repairs
ACL & PCL reconstruction
HTO (High Tibial Osteotomy)
Unicompartmental knee replacement / Total knee replacement
are located in the Professional Building attached
to the Presbyterian Hospital Center in Albuquerque
New Mexico. We are part of New Mexico Orthopedics
and occupy the sixth floor of the Professional Building.
Restoration Center of New Mexico
201 Cedar SE Suite 6600
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 724-4300 (appts)
Email: Please direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
cannot make diagnoses or give specific treatement
information via email.
K Tabet, M.D.
Board Certified in Orthopedics since 1983
Dr. Tabet was raised in Albuquerque where he was an
All_State athlete and scholar at Albuquerque Academy.
He went to University of Texas-El Paso and University
of Portland on basketball and baseball scholarships.
He graduated with honors with a Chemistry degree from
the University of Portland in Portland Oregon. He
attended medical school at the University of New Mexico.
At UNM he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor
Society. Following medical school he did Surgical
and Orthopedic residency at the University of Oregon.
He returned to the University of Oregon at Eugene
for Sports Medicine training and then studied arthroscopy
with Lanny Johnson, M.D. in East Lansing, Michigan.
has been in practice in Albuquerque since 1981. During
this time he has maintained the highest standards
of practice. He was the first person in the state
to do meniscus transplants and cartilage restoration
procedures and currently continues to concentrate
his practice on these procedures. He has lectured
in the United States and Europe on advanced orthopedic
Tabet has been married for 28 years and is the father
of two daughters. He is an active runner, competitive
tennis player, fisherman, hunter, scuba diver, and
Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
New Mexico Orthopedic Association
Western Orthopedic Association
Sports Medicine Committee of the Greater Albuquerque
Clinical Faculty University of New Mexico Medical
International Cartilage Research Society
Advisor DePuy Orthobiologics
Advisory Board Carticel
Meniscal Regeneration - Investigator
Trial Information: Meniscal Implant in Subjects Undergoing Partial Medial Meniscectomy (Reminisc)