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Christina Allen, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Christina Allen specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries, especially those of women athletes. An avid soccer player, she's an expert in treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and shoulder instability. She is the orthopedic doctor for Cal athletics at the University of California at Berkeley, the U.S. national soccer team and the U.S. national taekwondo team. In addition, she has served as a team physician at the 2011 Pan American Games for judo wrestling and taekwondo teams and will be team physician for the U.S. national taekwondo team at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Allen earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University and was chief of biomedical engineering at the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Philadelphia and San Francisco before attending the UCLA School of Medicine.

Clinics

Sports Medicine Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353–2808
Main: (415) 353–9400
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UCLA 1995

Residencies

University of Pittsburgh, Orthopaedic Surgery 2001

Fellowships

University of Pittsburgh, Sports Medicine 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Feeley BT. Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7):1571-8.
  2. Kao YJ, Ho J, Allen CR. Evaluation and management of osteochondral lesions of the knee. Phys Sportsmed. 2011 Nov; 39(4):60-9.
  3. Cheung SC, Allen CR, Gallo RA, Ma CB, Feeley BT. Patients' attitudes and factors in their selection of grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee. 2012 Jan; 19(1):49-54.
  4. Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Oct; 38(10):1979-86.
  5. Giaconi JC, Allen CR, Steinbach LS. Anterior cruciate ligament graft reconstruction: clinical, technical, and imaging overview. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jun; 20(3):129-50.
  6. Fontboté CA, Sell TC, Laudner KG, Haemmerle M, Allen CR, Margheritini F, Lephart SM, Harner CD. Neuromuscular and biomechanical adaptations of patients with isolated deficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Jul; 33(7):982-9.
  7. Allen CR, Giffin JR, Harner CD. Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthop Clin North Am. 2003 Jan; 34(1):79-98.
  8. Allen CR, Kaplan LD, Fluhme DJ, Harner CD. Posterior cruciate ligament injuries. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2002 Mar; 14(2):142-9.
  9. Allen CR, Kang JD. Transient quadriparesis in the athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2002 Jan; 21(1):15-27.
  10. Scioscia TN, Giffin JR, Allen CR, Harner CD. Potential complication of bioabsorbable screw fixation for osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. Arthroscopy. 2001 Feb; 17(2):E7.
  11. Allen CR, Livesay GA, Wong EK, Woo SL. Injury and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 1999 Jan; 7(1):110-21.

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