Kathy Abel, DNP, RN APNC Kathy Abel, DNP, RN APNC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Board CertificationANCC-Certified Family Nurse PractitionerBLSUndergraduate DegreeBSN - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA Graduate DegreeDNP - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ Titles and Academic Titles Family Nurse Practitioner Conditions Treated Congenital Scoliosis Early-onset Scoliosis Idiopathic Scoliosis Neuromuscular Scoliosis Kyphosis Back Pain in Children and Adolescents Neuromuscular Scoliosis Congenital Scoliosis Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) Klippel-Feil Syndrome Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Sprains and Strains in ChildrenAnterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) InjuriesAnterior Knee PainBack Pain in Children and AdolescentsDislocationsGrowth Plate InjuriesMeniscus Tears (Knee Injuries)Osgood-Schlatter DiseaseOsteochondritis DissecansOveruse InjuriesStress FracturesSever's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)Cerebral Palsy Foot Disorders Departments and Services Division of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Performance Center Hand and Arm Disorders ProgramOrthopaedic Trauma ProgramSpine Program Research Interests Comparison of telemedicine to in office visit in post op knee arthroscopy patients Return to sport after spondylolysis Return to sport after ACL reconstruction Publications Papers2017 Abel, K, Baldwin, K, ChuoJ, GanleyT, Kim A, Wells L & Giordano, T, Can Telemedicine be used for Adolescent knee arthroscopy post-operative visits? (2017), JOPA, 17. Chilutti Abel K, Baldwin K, Chuo J, Ganley T, Kim A, Wells L, Giordano T. Can Telemedicine Be Used for Adolescent Postoperative Knee Arthroscopy Follow-up? JBJS JOPA. 2017; 5(4): e26. 2010 Abel, K, Chilutti, D, Goebel, J, Ganley, T, Wells, L, Winell, JJ. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A Case Study (2010). Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 32(2), 112-121. Read the abstract. Kleposki, RW, Abel, K, Sehgal, K. Common pediatric hip diseases in primary care. Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners; June 2010, 13(6), 21. Read the article. Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations National American Association of Orthopaedic Nurses American Association of Nurse Practitioners American College of Nurse Practitioners Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.