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Kristopher Avant DO
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Kristopher Avant DO - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Kristopher Avant DO

Dr. Kristopher Avant, a graduate from Yukon High School, received his Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Oklahoma. He obtained his medical degree from Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Avant completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony in Oklahoma City. He continued on to complete a Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship in Tampa, Florida at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. While in Tampa, Dr. Avant had the opportunity to work extensively at the Shriners Hospital for children.

In addition to practicing a comprehensive range of general orthopedics, which includes trauma, joint replacement, and sports medicine, Dr. Avant specializes in Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, and Microvascular Surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery ‐ 11/03/2014
  • Board Certified: Hand Surgery
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery ‐ 11/06/2015

Hospital Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Center for Orthopedic and Multi-Specialty Hospital
  • Bone and Joint Hospital
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • Integris Southwest Medical Center
  • Integris Canadian Valley - Yukon

Clinical Education

Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship (August 2011-July 2012)

  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute – Tampa, FL
  • Program Director – Al Hess, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery Residency (July 2006–June 2011)

  • St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Program Director – Anthony Cruse, D.O.

Pediatric Orthopedics

  • University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rotation Director – Joseph Davey, M.D

Orthopedic Trauma

  • East Texas Medical Center – Tyler, TX
  • Rotation Directors – Scott Devinney, D.O. & Joseph Conflitti, M.D.

Internship (July 2006 - June 2007)

  • St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Program Director – Paul Maitino, D.O.

Medical Education

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (August 2002 – May 2006)
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Academic Honors

  • Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Sigma Phi Honor Fraternity

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Sciences (1998-2001)

University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma

Major : Zoology

Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Weatherford, Oklahoma (1996 - 1998)

Publications

Avant K, et al. Basal Joint Osteoarthritis: Outcomes with Suture Button versus Abductor PollicisLongusSuspensionplasty. Presented at FORE Fellow's Day 2012. Publication Pending.

Maitino PD, Avant K. A Simple Technique to Reducing Notching of the Anterior Femur in Total Knee Arthroplasty.AOAO Poster Presentation, San Francisco, CA 2007.

Maitino PD, Avant K. A Ten Minute Osteopathic Diagnosis & Treatment Plan for the Orthopedic Office. AOAO Poster Presentation, San Francisco, CA 2007.

Avant K, Miller P. Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Case Report

Avant K, Hume S, Devinney S. Results of distal tibia fractures using intramedullary nailing or minimally Invasive plating techniques. Retrospective Review to be submitted.

Presentations

Avant K. Soft Tissue Coverage of the Extremities. Presented at University of South Florida Grand Rounds, September 2011.

Avant K. Imaging of the Hand. Doctors Demystify. Shriner's Hospital Tampa, FL. March 24th, 2012.

Avant K. Collateral Ligament and Volar Plate Injuies. Doctors Demystify. Shriner's Hospital Tampa, FL. March 24th, 2012.

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