Dr. Kristopher Abeln, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Albany, IN and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Dr. Abeln's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abeln treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abeln treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abeln treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abeln's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • 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
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • 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 Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Replacement
  • 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 Finger
  • 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
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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

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Dr. Abeln's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abeln

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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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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.
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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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