Dr. Richard Allen, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Allen has extensive experience and expertise in complex adult reconstruction procedures for deformity/scoliosis and tumors. He specializes in complex disorders of the upper cervical spine, including tumors and degenerative or post-traumatic conditions.Dr. Allen also performs minimally invasive surgical procedures for vertebral fractures, as well as XLIF or DLIF, which are lateral minimally invasive approaches for anterior lumbar interbody fusions for degenerative conditions, scoliosis and trauma.Dr. Allen has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed books and medical journals. He recently completed a book chapter for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) regarding minimally invasive treatment of vertebral fractures via kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. It will be included in the upcoming book, Advanced Reconstructive Spine. He is also contributing a review and chapter on complications of occipitocervical fixation for the journal Seminars in Spine Surgery.Dr. Allen is known not only for his excellence as a spine surgeon, but for his personable bedside manner and caring communication skills with his patients and their loved ones.When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his family and participating in such sports as surfing, golf and basketball.

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Dr. Allen has extensive experience and expertise in complex adult reconstruction procedures for deformity/scoliosis and tumors. He specializes in complex disorders of the upper cervical spine, including tumors and degenerative or post-traumatic conditions.Dr. Allen also performs minimally invasive surgical procedures for vertebral fractures, as well as XLIF or DLIF, which are lateral minimally invasive approaches for anterior lumbar interbody fusions for degenerative conditions, scoliosis and trauma.Dr. Allen has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed books and medical journals. He recently completed a book chapter for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) regarding minimally invasive treatment of vertebral fractures via kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. It will be included in the upcoming book, Advanced Reconstructive Spine. He is also contributing a review and chapter on complications of occipitocervical fixation for the journal Seminars in Spine Surgery.Dr. Allen is known not only for his excellence as a spine surgeon, but for his personable bedside manner and caring communication skills with his patients and their loved ones.When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his family and participating in such sports as surfing, golf and basketball. 

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University, School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Medical College

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities