Allyson A. Estess, M.D. is fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.

Dr. Estess is also trained in orthopedic trauma, treating both adult and pediatric fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries.

Her own experiences as a patient coupled with her passion for sport led Dr. Estess to pursue fellowship training in sports medicine. As an avid runner and a former Division 1 collegiate and US National Team soccer player, she understands the need to occasionally continue sports participation while negotiating an injury, and the desire to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible when sidelined.

Her surgical expertise and ability to empathize with her patients allows Dr. Estess to personalize individual treatments and get athletes of all ages and levels back to pain-free activity and athletic competition.

Dr. Estess lives with her husband and children in Hermosa Beach and is an active member of the South Bay community. Having a family of her own has fostered her understanding of the importance of helping parents and grandparents maintain an active quality of life that allows them to participate in the lives of their children and grandchildren to the fullest.



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

Orthopedic Surgery
University of Southern California

Medical School
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Stanford University

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Estess A, Marquand N, Charlton TP, Thordarson DB. Navicular subluxation as a radiographic finding in Charcot neuroarthropathy. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Jun 4. Epub ahead of publication.

Thordarson DB, Estess A. Burial of sural neuroma: technique tip. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Apr; 31(4): 351-3.

Michlitsch MG, Adamson GJ, Pink M, Estess A, Shankwiler JA, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of a Modified Weaver-Dunn and a free-tissue graft reconstruction of the acromioclavicular joint complex. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jun; 38 (6): 1196-1203.

Brown JA, Brophy RH, Franco J, Marquand A, Solomon TC, Watanabe D, Mandelbaum BR. Avoiding allograft length mismatch during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Jun; 35(6): 986-9.

Academic honors

  • Administrative chief resident, USC Orthopedic Surgery
  • AOA Honor Medical Society member
  • Basic Science Excellence Award, UCI School of Medicine

Athletic honors

  • Member of US U18, U21 and Full National Soccer Team
  • Captain, Womens Varsity Soccer Team, Stanford University
  • NCAA All-West Region Honor, Stanford Women’s Soccer
  • Academic All-Pac 10 Honors, Stanford Women’s Soccer
  • All-PAC 10 Honors, Stanford Women’s Soccer
  • Featured collegiate athlete, Sports Illustrated for Kids
  • Pam Straitharn Award – Stanford University senior female athlete with the most competitive attitude

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