Allyson Estess, M.D.

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Allyson A. Estess, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. She is fellowship trained in sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Estess also is trained in orthopedic trauma for both adult and pediatric musculoskeletal injuries and fractures. Dr. Estess' experience as an athlete led her to an interest in sports medicine, particularly working with injury prevention, and female athletes. Her goal is to get athletes of all ages and all levels back to their sport, pain-free, as quickly and safely as possible. Dr. Estess is former collegiate soccer player and a former US Women's National Soccer Team player.

Insurance Accepted

  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Corvel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • Workers' Compensation

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Medical Degree

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine


University of Southern California


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Southern California


Sports Medicine/Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Congress Medical Associates, Pasadena, CA

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
    American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    Arthroscopy Association of North America

    • Navicular Subluxation as a Radiographic Finding in Charcot Neuroarthropathy

      Estess A, Marquand N, Charlton TP, Thordarson DB; Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Jun 4. Epub ahead of publication.

    • Biomechanical Comparison of a Modified Weaver-Dunn and a Free-Tissue Graft Reconstruction of the Acromioclavicular Joint Complex

      Michlitsch MG, Adamson GJ, Pink M, Estess A, Shankwiler JA, Lee TQ; Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jun; 38 (6): 1196-1203.

    • Burial of Sural Neuroma: Technique Tip

      Thordarson DB, Estess A; Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Apr; 31(4): 351-3.

    • Avoiding Allograft Length Mismatch during Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

      Brown JA, Brophy RH, Franco J, Marquand A, Solomon TC, Watanabe D, Mandelbaum BR; Am J Sports Med. 2007 Jun; 35(6): 986-9.