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Dr Allen is a board-certified and fellowship-trained
orthopaedic surgeon. His clinical interests include the hip, knee, shoulder, sports-related injuries, arthritis, and cancer, and he is currently conducting research in bioabsorbable materials, intra-articular meniscal suture devices, and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Dr Allen is an professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Missouri Hip and Knee Center, Missouri University School of Medicine
One Hospital Drive
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MC213
38° 56' 22.5816" N, 92° 19' 41.9304" W
Certified by the American Board of
Orthopaedic Surgery, 1968 Recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994
MD: University of Chicago
Residency: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1994-Present Professor, Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia 1976-Present Professor, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
Orthopaedic Society Tennessee State Orthopaedic Society
Kansas State Orthopaedic Society
Brazilian Orthopaedic Association
Thai Orthopaedic Associaton
Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand
Price CT and Allen WC: Ligament Repair in the Knee with Preservation of the Meniscus. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 60(A):61-65, 1978. Allen WC, Heiple KC, and Burstein AJ: A Fluted
Femoral Intramedullary Rod- Biomechanical Analysis and Preliminary Clinical Results. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 60(A):506-515, 1978. Allen WC: The Relationship Between Residency Programs and Fellowships in the Educational Setting. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 257:57-60, 1990.
Allen WC and Marder RW: Injuries of the
Lateral Ligaments of the Knee In: Chapman MW, ed. Operative Orthopaedics, 2nd ed. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 2109-2114, 1993. Gehrke JC, Allen WC, Gehrke CW, Kuo K: Modified Nucleosides as Biological Markers for Osteosarcoma.
Orthopaedic Transactions, 17(1):166, 1994. Allen WC and Cope R: Coxa Saltans: The
Snapping Hip Revisited, Including the Role of the Iliopsoas. Journal of the American Acadademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 3:303-308, 1995. Lowry KJ, Hamson KR, Bear L, Peng YB, Calaluce R, Evans ML, Anglen JO, and Allen WC: Polycaprolactone/Glass bioabsorbable implant in a rabbit humerus
fracture model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 36:536-541, 1997. Burd TA, Conroy BP, Meyer SC, Allen WC: The effects of chlorhexidine irrigation solution on contaminated bone-
tendon allografts. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 241-244, Mar/Apr 2000. Allen WC: A Patient's Guide to Knee and Hip Replacement. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 82-A, No. 5, pp. 756, May 2000.
RA, Hughes M, Burd, T, Hamaan J. Allen WC. A New Operative Approach to External Coxa Saltans; The Snapping Hip. Am J Sports Med. 32 (6):1504-1508, September 2004. Hoskins JS, Burd TA, Allen WC. Surgical correction of internal coxa saltans: a 20-year consecutive study. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Jun;32(4):998-1001.
Hughes, MS, Burd, TA, Allen WC. Posttraumatic Catamenial Sciatica. Orthopedics 2008 31:400.