Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD

Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD

Orthopedic Sports MedicineMale

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in New Albany, IN. Dr. Abeln has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery and Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. He is affiliated with Baptist Health Floyd. His office accepts new patients.

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Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics

Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics2125 State Street Suite 5 New Albany, IN 47150
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Dr. Abeln's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abeln

4.6

Based on 16 ratings

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Dr. Abeln is a miracle worker! After years of pain he replaced my shoulder and within days I was back at work. I expected to have continued pain and it was totally gone within 2 days following surgery. I went to sleep with one good arm and woke up with two. I have recommended him to some of my friends with the same problem. Totally Satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rick Lovan – Jun 09, 2021
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I would highly recommend Dr. Abeln for shoulder replacement surgery. My surgery was completed on August 4 and I’m already able to lift my arm above my head and in all directions without pain. It is such a relief to be able to move or sit without pain. Dr. Abeln is a highly competent physician and his staff is very friendly and supportive. So much so, that I am already making plans to have surgery on my other shoulder. I feel blessed in finding this doctor and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JoAnn Bower – Sep 19, 2020
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Dr. Abeln repaired my broken Tib & Fib in April 2019. In July 2020 he removed my plate and ten screws. Thanks to Dr. Abeln I am now able to resume my 3.5 mile walks to keep my by pass arteries open. He is an excellent doctor who cares about his patients. He is a very skillful surgeon. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Hughes – Sep 16, 2020
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Linda Hughes, we are glad we could help!
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Provided detail information about the options on whether to do surgery or not in a way you could understand. Professional and willing to answer questions.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Sellersburg , IN – Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Abeln did my shoulder replacement surgery about a month ago. I have been very pleased with his care and knowledge. When I was worried about having hurt myself after the surgery he showed me that everything was in place and I would be fine. That left me feeling so much better and positive for my recuperation period.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Cynthia Clayworth in IN – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. Abeln performed Labrum repair surgery on my right shoulder in March 2015. It has since healed well, and I am able to play sports again (baseball, softball, basketball, etc.) He is very knowledgable in the Orthopedic field and will explain exactly what he will do during the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
30 people found this helpful
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J.Woods in Charlestown, IN – Jan 29, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abeln

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abeln treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abeln treats other conditions, please contact the office at (812) 952-9284.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Abeln is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abeln
Similar Providers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Tear
Adhesive Capsulitis
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Abeln is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Meniscus Surgery
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Abeln's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Abeln's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Baptist Health Medical Group is a comprehensive, multispecialty network of physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Our providers are committed to...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of Louisville
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Team Physician Waggener High School, 2011
  • Team Physician Indiana University Southeast, 2011
  • Team Physician University of Louisville, 2011
  • Team Physician Presentation Academy, 2010

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What are Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abeln frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery and Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Abeln specializes.

Where is Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD's office located?

Dr. Abeln's office is located at 2125 State Street Suite 5, New Albany, IN 47150. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD offer telehealth services?

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Baptist Health Floyd

New Albany, IN

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average