Dr. Allen in the News

67 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists
Source: Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review Publish Date: Aug 2011

Further burnishing his reputation as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the nation, Dr. Answorth Allen was recently named by the respected industry journal, Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review, to its list of Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists. Dr. Allen was included on the basis of the numerous awards he has received from major organizations in the filed, his leadership in several medical organizations, his stellar, cutting edge professional publications and the elite positions of service he holds at hospitals and practices. Dr. Allen is actively involved in various research projects and continues to publish frequently in professional journals such as Shoulder Anthroplasty.

“I want to thank the Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review for its recognition,” said Dr. Allen. “I am humbled by the selection and feel honored to be included in such a distinguished group of colleagues and peers.”

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Investigators Identify Cleat / Natural Grass Combination May Be Less Likely To Result in ACL Injury
Source: Hospital for Special Surgery Publish Date: Jan 2010

New York City--Athletes put less strain on their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while making a cut on a natural grass surface while wearing a cleat. This is the conclusion from a study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) that tested the strain placed on the ACL of four different shoe-surface interactions: Astroturf/turf shoe, modern playing turf/turf shoe, modern turf/cleat, and natural grass/cleat. The study appears in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

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Researchers identify technique that improves ACL surgery
Source: Hospital for Special Surgery Publish Date: Jul 2009

Surgeons from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have identified a drilling technique that improves the outcome of surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The news will be presented during the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, June 9-12, in Keystone. Colo. "We found that the anatomy was better reproduced with the anteromedial portal drilling technique compared to the transtibial technique," said Asheesh Bedi, M.D., a fellow in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery who was involved with the study.

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