Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD

Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 42

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Albany, IN. Dr. Abeln has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Baptist Health Floyd. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abeln to book an appointment.


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Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics

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(812) 952-9284
Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics2125 State St Ste 5 New Albany, IN 47150
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abeln

4.6

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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
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Linda Hughes – Sep 16, 2020
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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.
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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
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      No results
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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.
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      J.Woods in Charlestown, IN – Jan 29, 2016
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      Practice Areas

      Shoulder/Upper Arm

      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 specialists.

      Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Shoulder Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Rotator Cuff Tear
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 94% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

      Knee/Lower Limbs

      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 Limbs specialists.

      Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Knee Disorders
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Knee Disorders more than 89% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

      Knee Sprain
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Knee Sprain more than 89% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

      Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 88% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

      Hip/Pelvic Bones

      Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

      Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 79% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

      Hip Fracture
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Hip Fracture more than 78% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

      Hip Pointer Injuries
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abeln treats Hip Pointer Injuries more than 55% of their peers

      Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

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      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 Arthroscopy
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot Fracture
      • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • 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
      • Knee Surgery
      • 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 Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • 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
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • 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 Dislocation
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Steroid Injection
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Fracture

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      Baptist Health Medical Group is a comprehensive, multispecialty network of physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Our providers are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and strive to treat our patients the way we would want to be treated, every time, at every Baptist Health location.

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2010
      Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group Sport Medicine 2009-2010
      Fellowship Hospital
      2009
      University Of Illinois At Chicago 2004-2009
      Residency Hospital
      2000
      University Of Louisville
      Undergraduate School

      Awards

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

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      Baptist Health Floyd

      New Albany, IN

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average