1555 E. River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
P: (520) 321-9850
F: (520) 321-9005

About Us

At University Orthopedic Specialists, the goal is to provide the highest quality of care in the most convenient manner possible. You will find our orthopedic care to be outstanding and our staff friendly and helpful. We invite you to our clinic to discover the highest level of care we provide – utilizing many of the newest technologies from digital x-rays to computer aided surgery.



  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Neighborhood
  • Care 1st ONECare
  • Care More
  • Cigna
  • Health Choice/ Health Choice Generations
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Tricare
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare “Humana Gold”
  • Mercy Care Plan/ Mercy Care Advantage (Medicare)
  • University Family Care (UFC)/ UFC Advantage (Medicare)
  • United Health Care (UHC)/ Pacificare
  • UHC Military & Veterans (Tricare)
  • UHC Community Care (APIPA)/ APIPA Medicare

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Fracture Management


Scar Revision

Adult Trauma


Pediatric Trauma

Industrial Injuries


Worker’s Compensation

Hand Surgery

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cortisone Injections
  • DeQuervain’s
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fractures (not elbow or above)
  • Nerve Pain in Elbow
  • Tendon, Ligament and Nerve Repair of Fingers and Wrists
  • Trigger Fingers

Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
  • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery

Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Total Joint Reconstruction
  • Computer Assisted Surgery

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Arthritis of Knee Treatment
Arthritis of Hip Treatment
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

Orthopedic Surgery
Primary and Revision Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee
Fracture Care
Arthroscopy of the Knee
Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Orthopedic Surgery
Knee & Shoulder Instability
Meniscal & Labral Tears
Rotator Cuff Injury
Ligament Reconstruction

Arthritis of Knee Treatment
Arthritis of Hip Treatment
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma
Anterior and Posterior Hip Arthroplasty
Revision Hip Arthroplasty
Complex Fractures

Arthritis of Knee Treatment
Arthritis of Hip Treatment
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Related Injuries
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Developmental Deformities of the Feet
Neuromuscular Disabilities


Foot Surgery

5 5 1
Foot surgery over three months ago, requiring several visits back to the doctor throughout my recovery. I'm thankful for Tim helping me through this. He's always patient, never rushes my visit & always listens carefully to any questions I have - answering thoroughly. I leave feeling happy & positive. I trust him completely & feel very lucky to be under his care. The 2 times I've contacted him between visits w/ worries, he's responded quickly with help & eased my mind. He is the best!

I Highly Recommend Him

5 5 1
I have always found Matt to be professional, knowledgeable and kind. He easily answers all of my many questions and he gives painless injections in my arthritic knees. He is very easy to talk with. When I had a bad reaction to an injection, he called me every day for 4 days to check on me. I would highly recommend him.

Very Knowledgable and Skilled

5 5 1
Dr. Jordan Smith is a very knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. He did revision surgery on my hip arthroplasty. The original surgeon denied anything was wrong after four months of me walking in pain. Dr. Jordan quickly saw on the x-ray and bone scan evidence the stem implant was loose. He did corrective surgery and I am walking without pain now. Dr. Smith showed great compassion throughout the process, and he patiently answered all my questions. I highly recommend him.

Broken Arm

5 5 1
Dr Valencia was the Peds Ortho doctor in the ED when my son was seen with a broken arm. I loved the way he was with my son and with me. He spoke to my son as a young man and not like he was a 2 yr old. When he said that my son needed surgery I asked him if he could be the one to do it. Dr Valencia added him to his surgery list for the next day. It was after this that I found out his reputation as being one of the best. He kept me and my son informed on every step and checked on my son several times during his stay. I would recommend him to any parent whos child needs orthopeadic surgery.


5 5 1
Dr. Michael Miller is not only an incredible and superior surgeon, he is truly a kind and caring person. He listens, he hears you, he cares and he does something about it!!!!!

Don't go to anyone else!

5 5 1
Dr. Nisbet is very knowledgeable, thorough and personable and makes sure that you, as the patient, have a clear understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan. This has consistently been an exception Orthopedic office, with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. You won't be disappointed!

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Practice Manager
Cindy Ruiz
1555 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
P: (520) 321-9850
F: (520) 321-9005