Dr. Kari Babinski, MD

Dr. Kari Babinski, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Kari Babinski, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Baylor University and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.Read her story

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Babinski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Babinski "Dr. Kari Babinski specializes in general orthopedics and sports medicine at New Mexico Orthopaedics. Part of his practice involves working with athletes recovering from injuries in various sports including volleyball, basketball, skiing, football and soccer. Dr. Babinski takes a logical, common-sense approach to treatment that emphasizes understanding individualgoals for recovery and combining that knowledge with his expertise and the latest operative and non-operative methods to provide a comprehensive and customized treatment plan. He has learned that listening closely to each patient and involving him or her in the process helps to speed a return to a functional and active lifestyle. Dr. Babinski derives a great sense of personal satisfaction from helping patients improve their lives rebound from a variety of musculoskeletal issues.He has much confidence in the variety of techniques and tools at his fingertips that help him to reduce his patients pain, fix injuries and correct deformities. His prior experience in trauma medicine furthers the level of knowledge that he offers to his patients. Dr. Babinski is also a faculty member of the New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. Away from the office, Dr. Babinski enjoys mountain bike racing, road cycling, skiing, hiking and travel. He takes great pleasure in quality family time and playing with his children."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

92  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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42  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Babinski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Babinski's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Babinski to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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Dr. Babinski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I had a complete rotator cuff, bicep and labrum tear on my left shoulder that was repaired by Dr. Babunski. Not only did he repair the mess I had made of my shoulder I was back at work (lifting) two months earlier than projected. Dr. Babinski even went as far as to take the time to find my wife in...more
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