Dr. William Ritchie IV, MD

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Dr. William Ritchie IV, MD
Dr. William Ritchie is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee, occupational medicine, sports medicine and trauma at New Mexico Orthopaedics. His approach to all forms of treatment, including surgical methods, is conservative in nature. Dr. Ritchie strongly believes in treating the whole person rather than focusing solely on the injury or condition. He views each patient as an athlete in his or her own right—an individual who needs to "get back in the game" at full capacity, whether that activity is work, play or life in general. He enjoys the hands-on opportunity to use his knowledge and skills to fix injuries and return people to a full and active lifestyle. Prior to joining the team at New Mexico Orthopaedics, Dr. Ritchie proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albuquerque's own Kirtland Air Force Base. He is also proud to be one of the first surgeons in the state of New Mexico to earn the Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to being an avid skier, Dr. Ritchie enjoys cycling and running. He is also a novice auto racer.

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Dr. William Ritchie IV, MD

Dr. William Ritchie IV, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Ritchie IV's Experience

Dr. Ritchie IV's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ritchie IV "Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by offering the highest-level orthopaedic care in New Mexico.  We recognize that every patient has a unique situation for which we provide exceptional care and treatment that is as individualized as they are.

We believe that the best orthopaedic care is obtained through the relationship and collaboration of patients, physicians, and staff."


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Parkland Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Parkland Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Ala School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Tex Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Ritchie IV's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritchie IV to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ritchie IV's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Albuquerque, NM |
Dr. Richie took care of my daughter;s ACL injury and my son's broken wrist and broken leg. He and his nurse Katherine (Catherine? Cathleen?) went above and beyond to explain, provide care and support, address all my concerns, and even performed my daughter's surgery on Dec 30th so she would recover over her Christmas break. He took care of my son's broken bones and was so good with him (he was in 5th grade at that time). I now need an Ortho doc and I will go to Dr. Ritchie if I can get in!
Melanie Tidman, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you.
in Los Lunas, NM |
Dr. Ritchie treated my daughter for a sport related injury during her cheer season. He was very attentive and explained her injury to her as well as provided handouts and exercises to ensure her return to cheer promptly. He is very attentive and caring and does focus on the whole patient not just the injury. On our second appointment we saw his PA Micah, he was great, friendly and very informative as well. I would recommend him to my friends and family! Thank you Dr. Ritchie and staff.
Happy Mom, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
in Albuquerque, NM |
My child had a 3:40 with Dr. Richie.. Checked in at 3:10. We sat in reception & then again in an exam room for an eternity. Not once, did anyone come in to apologize for the long wait, or to offer any sort of estimate of how much longer it'd be.. Approximately 5:10, my kid was finally seen. Dr. Richie came in with absolutely no acknowledgement of how long we were sitting there.. He didn't seem to give a crap. He spent 10 minutes with my kid.. Very unprofessional. Will never go back...
Celia, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. We strive to give our patients the best medical care and service. We are always looking for ways to improve so thank you for bringing this to our attention. NMOA
in Albuquerque, NM |
Unlike some of the other reviews - We were very pleased with the treatment that I received from Dr Ritchie. He spent almost an hour with us explaining the procedure and answering all of our questions. He was courteous and professional and was very empathetic. We would quickly recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic services.
Albuquerque, NM |
Scheduled to see him and waited 1.5 hours before PA came in and assessed my daughter. Never got to see Dr Ritchie. Unacceptable!!!!
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