Kyle Abben - DPM

 
Kyle Abben - DPM

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My Areas of Practice
I am a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon/podiatrist specializing in comprehensive reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including total ankle replacement.  I received advanced fellowship training in traumatic and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery from the renowned Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia. During my fellowship, my training focused on reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery, total ankle replacement, arthroscopic ankle surgery, sports medicine, and trauma.  Prior to fellowship, I completed a high-volume comprehensive surgical residency program at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.  This provided extensive training in all aspects of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, lower extremity trauma surgery, and diabetic limb salvage.  I have special interest in arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunions, flatfoot reconstruction, Achilles tendon injuries/pathology, ankle arthroscopy, ankle fractures, foot fractures, and advanced ankle cartilage repair.

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2015

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Services

Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Maple Grove Clinic and Specialty Center
9555 Upland Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Maple Grove Surgery Center
15800 95th Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

St Francis Regional Medical Center
1455 St. Francis Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Education & Certifications

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery, 2018

Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente
Traumatic & Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Atlanta, Georgia
2015

Residency: Regions Hospital/HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Foot & Ankle Surgery
St. Paul, Minnesota
2014

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Des Moines University
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa
2011

Bachelor of Arts: University of Northern Iowa
Biology, Biochemistry
Cedar Falls, Iowa
2007

Research & Publications

Published

Boffeli TJ, Abben KW. Complete fifth ray amputation with peroneal tendon transfer - A staged surgical protocol. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 51(5): 696-701, 2012.

Boffeli TJ, Abben KW. Acral Fibrokeratoma of the foot treated with the Trap Door Flap Closure: A Case Report. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 53(4):449-452, 2014.

Boffeli TJ, Abben KW. Double Calcaneal Osteotomy with Percutaneous Steinmann Pin Fixation as Part of Treatment for Flexible Flatfoot Deformity – A Review of Consecutive Cases Highlighting Our Experience with Pin Fixation. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, May, 2014.

Boffeli TJ, Abben KW, Hyllengren SB. In-Office Distal Symes Lesser Toe Amputation – A Safe, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Treatment for Diabetes-Related Tip of Toe Ulcers Complicated by Osteomyelitis. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 53(6): 720-726, 2014.

Boffeli TJ, Abben KW. Modified Dwyer osteotomy with rotation and reinsertion of autograft bone wedge for residual heel deformity despite previous delayed subtalar joint arthrodesis after calcaneal fracture. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 53(6): 799-805, 2014.

Boffeli TJ, Smith SR, Abben KW. Complete fifth ray amputation with peroneal tendon transfer to the cuboid: A retrospective review of consecutive cases involving lateral column diabetic and neuropathic foot ulceration and osteomyelitis. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 55(6), 2016.

Non-Scientific Publications

Abben KW. "Double Calcaneal Osteotomy with Percutaneous Steinmann Pin Fixation as Part of Treatment for Flexible Flatfoot Deformity." Minnesota Podiatric Physician. October 2013.

Abben KW. "Deltoid Ligament Reconstruction with Talonavicular Joint and Naviculocuneiform Joint Nonunion Revisions." Minnesota Podiatric Physician. August 2013.

Abben KW. "Surgical exploration of the peroneal tendons combined with Dwyer calcaneal osteotomy and Broström ATF ligament repair." Minnesota Podiatric Physician. May 2013.

Abben KW. "Diabetic Ankle Fracture." Minnesota Podiatric Physician. February 2013.

Textbooks/Chapters

Abben KW, Boffeli TB. "Central Digit Osteomyelitis." Osteomyelitis of the Foot & Ankle: Medical and Surgical Management. Springer, New York, New York, 2015.

Abben KW, Tabatt JA, Boffeli TB. "Fifth Ray Osteomyelitis." Osteomyelitis of the Foot & Ankle: Medical and Surgical Management. Springer, New York, New York, 2015.

Professional Associations & Awards

Professional Associations

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

     - Associate

Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association

     - Member

     - Board Member, 2017

American Podiatric Medical Association

     - Member

Awards

Dwayne S. Rivard Excellence in Surgery Award, 2011

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Clinical Proficiency Award, 2011

Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society, Iota Chapter, 2099-2011


Personal

I am a firm believer in educating patients on their condition(s), giving them the needed information to make informed medical decisions about their care and treatment plan.  I have spent years receiving the best training available so that I may serve my patients, improve their pain, and keep them active.  I look forward to helping them reach their healthcare goals!

A little about me:  I am originally from Mason City, Iowa and I am married.  My wife and I have three small children that always keep us busy.  Outside of work, I love playing with my kids, as well as fishing (especially Walleye), golf, and playing men's league ice hockey. I love to cook, mow the lawn, and run the snow blower!  I am an avid Minnesota Wild fan and stick with the Vikings, even though they try my dedication on a weekly basis!