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Our Physicians

Ronald S. LaButti, DO

Ronald S. LaButti, DOSpecialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests/Subspecialty

  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of Lower Extremity
  • MakoPlasty
  • Computer Assisted Robotic Total Knee Replacement

Board Certification

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2002


  • Providence College, B.A., 1987

Medical School

  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1994

Postgraduate Training

  • Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Internship, 1994-95
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 1995-99
  • University of Utah Medical Center, Hip and Knee Reconstruction Rotation, 1998, Aaron Hoffmann, M.D.


  • Buffalo General Hospital/State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Lower Extremity and Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, 1999-2000, Kenneth A. Krackow, M.D.

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

    Professional Information

    Inspired by his keen interests in hip and knee surgery, Dr. LaButti sought out and accomplished a one-year fellowship in lower extremity and joint reconstruction with Kenneth Krackow, M.D. from 1999 to 2000. To this day, Dr. LaButti continues to draw on the invaluable training and experience he gained working aside Dr. Krackow, who is internationally renowned for innovative advancements in hip and knee surgery.

    Currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. LaButti also serves as Assistant Program Director for the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at the University. He is actively involved in orthopedic research involving total joint replacement and is dedicated to providing his patients with the latest technological advancements in total joint replacement. Dr. LaButti takes pride in being the first orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa to offer and perform ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement, as well as the first orthopedic surgeon in Oklahoma to perform computer-assisted total knee replacement.

    In addition to medical education, Dr. LaButti is very committed to the community. In this regard, he and his wife support Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Cares (a non-profit organization which provides social services to people affected by HIV/AIDS), Blue Star Mothers of Oklahoma, and the Tulsa Ballet.

    Dr. LaButti is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma State Medical Association (2009 – 2011) and of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation (2011 and 2012).

    Certified by The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery(AOAO), Dr. LaButti is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics , the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons(AAOS), the American Association of Hip and KNee Surgeons (AAHKS), a lifetime member of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation and the prestigious national Osteopathic Honor Society, Psi Sigma Alpha. He has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America, A Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists, as well as Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

    As one of Tulsa’s leading orthopedic surgeons, Dr. LaButti’s sub-specialties/special interests include treating joint disorders in adults due to arthritis, osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN), and trauma and sports-related injuries. In addition to total joint replacement surgery, Dr. LaButti also specializes in MAKOplasty, a state-of-the-art, computer assisted robotic partial knee replacement procedure and computer assisted robotic total knee replacement.

    Additionally, Dr. LaButti performs surgery on failed or worn joint replacements; osteotomy/re-alignment surgery; uni-compartmental knee replacements; and alternative or joint sparing procedures for younger, more active patients and older patients with single compartment arthritis. Dr. LaButti also specializes in pinpointing and alleviating pain of the foot, ankle, calf, thigh and shoulder. While Dr. LaButti is a highly-skilled surgical specialist, he is aware surgery isn’t the right solution for everyone and offers conservative non-operative treatments whenever possible.

    Dr. LaButti, his wife Robin, and their daughter, Sophia, reside in midtown Tulsa with their yellow Labrador Retrievers, Lucy and Henry and Yorkshire Terrier, Coco Puff Rose.

    To learn more about Dr. LaButti and how he can help you, please visit the following websites:

    Following is just a sampling of the FaceBook buzz inspired by Dr. LaButti:

    “Let me count the ways!
    1. Quick appointments
    2. ON TIME appointment! (great!)
    3. Compassionate assistant staff
    4. Knowledgeable assistant staff
    5. Best doctor in the world for knees, hips
    6. Informed, concerned and extremely helpful office staff
    7. Quick response time for requested information
    8. Well educated worker’s compensation staff
    9. Comfortable hospital facility and respectable, conscientious nursing staff
    10. Greatest overall surgery crews ever!!”

    “From a worker’s compensation standpoint: Quick reporting, time to maximum medical improvement (MMI), easy scheduling and nice office staff and, oh yeah, claimant results. From a personal standpoint: No need to market there – Dr. LaButti is one of the best!”

    “I chose Dr. LaButti based on his experience and reputation for being the best. Also he didn’t push me into surgery — it was my decision. I remember Dr. LaButti said, ‘Nobody has died from not getting a hip replacement, but I can help you and your quality of life will be better.’ I hurt and limped for two years and the pain was getting me down. I said, ‘Let’s do it!’ I am so glad. There has been no pain in my hip since surgery. I am doing great. Everybody comments on how well I am doing! Thank you, Dr. LaButti.”

    “When I fell down some steps at work, my boss picked Dr. LaButti for me since he’d heard he was the best in Tulsa and Oklahoma….. and Dr. LaButti has NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! His talent and compassion are something you don’t often find anymore. And his smile was a BIG reassuring factor too….”

    “Dr. LaButti is someone with competence and good track record, who is up on the latest technology, and who cares about his patients. He did a wonderful job on my husband’s knee replacement and we are very pleased with his work. May God bless you.”

    “Dr. LaButti treated the patient and our family like we were important and not just another ‘job.’ Dr. LaButti did a fabulous job with my mom’s hip this year and we are VERY thankful to have found him! Thanks for making us feel important and like we were in good hands. ♥”

    You, too, can follow Dr. LaButti on FaceBook LinkedIn Google+ Twitter YouTube

    If you are considering hip or knee replacement surgery, please click here to visit Dr. LaButti’s personal site.

    Click here to view a PDF of Dr. LaButti’s complete vitae.

    Click here to access articles Dr. LaButti has published in professional journals.

    Click here to view Dr. LaButti’s Patient Testimonials.

    Click here to view Dr. LaButti’s Patient Education Articles.

    Tulsa Business Journal: Tulsa Champions in Health Care features Dr. Ron LaButti

    Quality Surgeon Worth the Drive – Knee Pain No More
    John Burgess lived with knee pain for 20 years before undergoing knee replacement surgery with Dr. LaButti. – Surgeon Has Knee Up on the Competition
    Roberta Maxwell is one of many patients who came to Dr. Ronald LaButti after having a less than ideal experience with a different doctor.


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