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Yekaterina Karpitskaya, MD


  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopaedics

Board Certification

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine


Dr. Karpitskaya joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 2011. She specializes in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Karpitskaya is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, double board certified in sports medicine and general orthopaedics, and a former member of the United States Air Force. Dr. Karpitskaya, a former Gold Level Ironman All World Athlete and USAT All American, has finished 15 Ironman events. As such, she is not only recognized as an endurance athlete herself but also a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Special Interests

  • Patient-Specific Instrumentation (PSI) total knee replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Robotic joint surgery/partial knee replacement
  • Cartilage preservation procedures/Carticel/subchondroplasty procedure
  • Shoulder arthroscopy/total shoulder replacement
  • Patellofemoral joint surgery (Osteotomies, MPFL reconstruction, Arthroplasty)
  • Fracture Care


  • Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, MS
  • Merit Health, Biloxi, MS
  • Singing River Gulfport, Gulfport, MS
  • Memorial Surgery Center at Cedar Lake, Biloxi, MS
  • Bienville Surgery Center, East Lake, MS




1720-A Medical Park Dr., Suite 220, Biloxi, MS 39532
Phone: 228-230-BONE (2663)
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East Lake

East Lake

6300 East Lake Blvd., Gautier, MS 39565
Phone: 228-230-BONE (2663)
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  • Yekaterina Karpitskaya MD, Joshua Miller BS, and Norman Otsuka MD. The Influence of Arterial Flow on Capillary Refill in Pediatric Lower Extremity. J of Surg Ortho Adv. 2008; 17(2): 76-4
  • Yekaterina Karpitskaya MD, Joshua Miller BS, Michael Moon CRT and Norman Otsuka MD. The Influence of Arterial Flow on Capillary Refill in Pediatric Lower Extremity.
  • Podium presentation at AAOS 2007 meeting, San Diego, CA Arya Nick Shamie, MD
  • Yekaterina Karpitskaya, MD; Thomas Scioscia MD, John Abelson, BA; Langston Holly, MD; Larry Khoo, MD; Jeffrey Wang, MD. Acute Kyphosis Correction of the Thoracolumbar Spine Using the Synex Expandable Cage.
  • Poster presented at NASS 2005 meeting, Philadelphia, WA Charles C. Edwards, II, Yekaterina Karpitskaya, Chuck Cha, John G. Heller, Carl Lauryssen, S. Timothy Yoon, and K. Daniel Riew.
  • Accurate Identification of Adverse Outcomes After Cervical Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004; 86:251-256
  • Y Karpitskaya, CB Novak, SE Mackinnon. Prevalence of Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Thyroid Disease in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Mar; 48(3): 269-73.
  • Y Karpitskaya and JW Mink “Parkinsonian Rigidity: Its Pathophysiology and Response to Treatment,” (poster) Senior Thesis, HHMI Symposium, fall 1997
  • Y Karpitskaya, AJ Bastian, JW Mink and WT Thach “The Effects of Medication on Gait Parameters and Postural Stability in the Elderly Parkinsonian Patients,”(poster) HHMI Symposium, fall 1996
  • JW Mink, Y Karpitskaya, K Wenger, and J Flekal “The Pallidotomy Paradox: Different Motor Effects of Globus Pallidus Lesions in Normal and Parkinson’s Disease Brains,” (poster) Society for Neuroscience, 28th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA Nov 1998
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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