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Dr. Stephen A. Refsland is a fellowship-trained Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon with New Mexico Orthopaedics in Albuquerque, NM.

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New Mexico Orthopaedics  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Stephen A. Refsland is accepting new patients at this office.


(505) 724-4384


201 Cedar Street SE, Suite 6600, Albuquerque, NM 87106-5411

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Hand Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Languages Spoken English

New Mexico Orthopaedics is based in downtown Albuquerque in the Presbyterian Hospital Physician’s Office Building.

The office is located on the sixth floor of the southern wing of the hospital. Once inside, take the red elevators in the lobby (the “E” Elevators) to the 6th floor, where our staff will check you in.

Se Habla Español: También nos puede llamar directamente al (505) 724-4300 estar conectado a un operador de hablando española.  Cuando se le solicite, seleccione la opción 4 y escriba extensión 4408.

 Parking around Presbyterian Hospital can take some time, so please plan to arrive for your appointment early. Valet parking is available at the hospital front entrance.

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Refsland
Dr. Refsland


Stephen A. Refsland, MD

  • Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Fellowship-Trained in Hand Surgery


  • Hand & Wrist

About Dr. Refsland

Dr. Stephen A. Refsland was drawn to orthopedics, like so many, to help people. He wants to support his patients in their injuries and disabilities, so they may get back to what they enjoy most. To him, the hand is the most important part of the body. It is what makes us uniquely human. Even though we have two hands and ten fingers, any diminished function in just one finger is noticed immediately. The use of both hands is vital in everyday activities that we all take for granted. He enjoys the complexities of the arm anatomy and function and strives to apply this passion and knowledge to help his patients.

Medicine has its own language. Dr. Refsland empathizes with the patient who is trying to understand a topic that takes years to master while they are injured. As your physician he will help you to understand your diagnosis and provide you with the most accurate information regarding your treatment. By working together we can succeed in enhancing the quality of your life.

In addition to his extensive medical commitments, he enjoys mountain and road biking, snowboarding, skiing and surfing. At heart, he is a family man over all other activities.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Conditions Treated 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Shoulder Fracture Care
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist & Hand Arthritis
  • Wrist and Elbow Fractures

Services & Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Injections and Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder and Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthoscopy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Arthroscopy

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Temple Orthopedics and Sports MedicinePhiladelphia, PA
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery


  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for ChildrenDallas, Texas
    Fellowship in Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremities

  • CV Starr Hand Surgery Center & NYUNew York, New York
    Fellowship in Hand Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Presbyterian Hospital
  • Lovelace Hospitals

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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