Dr. Joel Tupper, MD

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Dr. Joel Tupper, MD
I was born in 29 Palms, California to a Marine Corps Captain and a school teacher. I was raised in Joplin, Mo. I attended Missouri Southern State College and achieved a B.S. in Biology with Magna Cum Lauda honors. I was voted both an academic and first team All America in football while at Southern. I obtained my MD degree and completed my Orthopedic Residency from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I have practiced the majority of my career in small towns and prefer the small town atmosphere over the big city. I live in Guthrie, OK on a small acreage. I enjoy my wife and children and spend as much time with them as I can. I have four, children, Kelsey, a laboratory researcher and cell line administrator, Dylan, who manages the Jimmy John Stores in Stillwater, OK, Jordan, a Sophomore at OU and Jacey, a Junior at Deer Creek. My wife, Dianne, is my office manager, an RN and OPAC and is the cornerstone of the practice and our personal lives. We love to travel in our motor home to national and state parks. I enjoy fishing, biking and being out doors in general. I am a current general aviation pilot and fly a 1959 Navion, model B, regularly. Often our trips coincide with an airshow.

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Dr. Tupper's Care Philosophy

Tupper Orthopedics is a solo private practice that only coordinates with healthcare providers of integrity. We believe in spending time with our patients in order to provide the best quality of care, with emphasis on education and open communication to promote trust and healing. Dr.Tupper is a Board Certified Orthopedist with a fellowship in pediatrics, treating patients of all ages and considers it a privilege to provide care for our armed forces and their families.

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    I was born in 29 Palms, California to a Marine Corps Captain and a school teacher.  I was raised in Joplin, Mo.  I attended Missouri Southern State College and achieved a B.S. in Biology with Magna Cum Lauda honors.  I was voted both an academic and first team All America in football while at Southern.  I obtained my MD degree and completed my Orthopedic Residency from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  I have practiced the majority of my career in small towns and prefer the small town atmosphere over the big city.  I live in Guthrie, OK on a small acreage.  I enjoy my wife and children and spend as much time with them as I can.  I have four, children, Kelsey, a laboratory researcher and cell line administrator, Dylan, who manages the Jimmy John Stores in Stillwater, OK, Jordan, a Sophomore at OU and Jacey, a Junior at Deer Creek. My wife, Dianne, is my office manager, an RN and OPAC and is the cornerstone of the practice and our personal lives.  We love to travel in our motor home to national and state parks.  I enjoy fishing, biking and being out doors in general.  I am a current general aviation pilot and fly a 1959 Navion, model B, regularly.  Often our trips coincide with an airshow. 

    Dr. Tupper's Care Philosophy

    Tupper Orthopedics is a solo private practice that only coordinates with healthcare providers of integrity. We believe in spending time with our patients in order to provide the best quality of care, with emphasis on education and open communication to promote trust and healing. Dr.Tupper is a Board Certified Orthopedist with a fellowship in pediatrics, treating patients of all ages and considers it a privilege to provide care for our armed forces and their families.

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    I have a broad based practice in general orthopedics.  I have competency in total joints surgery and adult reconstruction, arthroscopy, pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle issues and hand issues.  I am qualified for utilizing the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing arthroplasty.  I have been trained and have the ability to perform both anterior and posterior hip approaches.  I have consistently ranked among the top of my peers in maintaining my currency in accordance with the AAOS standards. My outcomes have consistently been in the good to excellent range 95% or more of the time. 

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Colles' Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Heel Spur
    • Hernia
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • 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
    • Osteoporosis
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 1990

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 1994

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Children's Hospital, Denver, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

      Completed in 1995

    • Undergraduate School
      Missouri Southern State University

      Graduated in 1983

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Achilles Tenotomy
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • 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
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • 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
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Replacement