Stephen R. Davenport  M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

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About Dr. Davenport

Dr. Stephen Davenport has practiced medicine since 1980. His primary interests are joint reconstruction, including surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, and elbow. Dr. Stephen Davenport performed the first computer assisted knee replacement surgery in Oklahoma and is involved in new hip and knee designs as well as new surgical techniques. He performs minimally invasive hip and knee replacements. These procedures allow for patients to go home earlier and with a faster recovery rate. He also performs hip replacements from the anterior approach but tailors the approach to best suit the patient and condition of the hip. Dr. Davenport’s practice makes patients visits and follow-ups easy and includes assessments and care of Worker’s Comp patients. He instructs on a national as well as local and national level on both hip replacement and knee replacement.

Undergraduate Education:

Stanford University, B. A., 1976, Stanford, California

Medical Education:

Yale University, M.D., 1980, New Haven Connecticut

Surgical Internship:

Yale New Haven Hospital, 1980-1981 New Haven Connecticut.

Explanation: A year spent in general surgery learning the basic principles of surgery. This is part of the normal progression of becoming a surgeon.

Orthopedic Residency:

Yale New Haven Hospital, 1983-1987, New Haven, Connecticut

Explanation: Four years spent specializing in orthopedic surgery learning and refining the best procedure for the patient and the joint.  After completing the orthopedic residency most surgeons go into practice.

Fellowship Training:

Bone and Joint Institute, The Christ Hospital, Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine, 1987-1988, Cincinnati, Ohio

Explanation: A “Fellowship” is an additional 1-2 years of training that goes above and beyond the typical orthopedic surgical training. Dr. Davenport is passionate about hip and knee (large joint) and chose to do more in-depth hip and knee training with the Bone and Joint Institute in Ohio.

Board Certification:

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Explanation: Board certification is an important aspect of being a surgeon. It assures the patient that the surgeon is recognized  within their chosen specialty. Typically, every 10 years a surgeon recertifies to maintain their Board Certification.

License: Oklahoma

Explanation: Surgeons must be licensed to practice. In this case, Dr. Davenport is licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma.


Explanation: Dr. Davenport has focused on hip and knee as well as sports injury. His practice is to use minimally invasive procedures when best for the patient as this allows for faster recovery and decreased hospital stays.

Professional Memberships:

• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

• American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons

• American Foot and Ankle Society

• Southern Orthopaedic Association

• Oklahoma State Orthopaedic Society

• Yale Orthopaedic Association

• Oklahoma State Medical Association

• Oklahoma County Medical Association

Explanation: It is important that your surgeon is a member of professional societies and associations as each surgeon must take a certain amount of continuing medical credit (CME) to maintain their certification. These associations and societies provide opportunities for this continuing education or CME.

On the personal side…

Dr. Davenport is a devoted father of five, has 3 dogs and is a huge OKC Thunder fan! He is an avid singer, golfer and scuba diver. He  Since he can remember, he has wanted to be a surgeon and is proud to be serving and working in Oklahoma City.

We look forward to meeting you – please do not hesitate to call with any questions – we are happy to help.

For an appointment with Dr. Stephen R. Davenport please call 405-947-0911 Ext 235