Dr. Darin Allred

Dr. Allred first started using Ultrasound 10 yrs ago. It was more challenging time for ultrasound because most physicians were using MRIs as a tool for musculoskeletal diagnosis. He really became interested in ultrasound to help treat carpal tunnel in 2019. Ultrasound guided minimally invasive carpal tunnel release was a natural transition for him because of his previous US experience. He believed in the technique enough that he had his own US guided carpal tunnel release done in 2021.

Dr. Darin W. Allred’s comprehensive orthopaedic medical practice includes surgical, arthroscopic, and non-surgical options to treat conditions related to the knee, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, foot, and ankle. In practice for 17 years, Dr. Allred attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, completing his Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy fellowship in San Diego, California.

“My love of orthopedics started in high school. I worked in the OR transporting patients and cleaning the floors between surgeries. When I saw my first orthopedic surgery, I was hooked. It just took one surgery,” he said.

Dr. Allred was born in Utah and grew up in a small town in Southeast Texas. He left to start his medical career which took him across the United States. The first 15 years of his career were spent in Denver, Colorado where he maintained a busy practice treating complex patients that were referred by other orthopedic surgeons. He also spent time teaching and training surgeons from across the world at arthroscopy conferences designed to help them improve their surgical skills. Eventually, he realizing he missed small towns and the people in them, so he made a career change. He returned to Utah and currently flies to smaller towns in Nevada and Wyoming to perform surgery.

During his career, Dr. Allred enjoyed working with collegiate and professional teams such as the Oklahoma Sooners and San Diego Padres. However, he admits his passion revolves around bringing his experience and expertise to patients in small towns who might not otherwise receive the top-level of orthopaedic care he provides without travelling long distances to bigger metropolitan areas. Keeping his patients’ active members in their own communities is a top priority for Dr. Allred.

“My goal in life is about how many people I can I help, how many lives can I change and can I have a good time doing it. It is really more about helping people and connecting with them and feeling like I can make a difference.”

Dr. Allred is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He will add his experience and expertise to the SOSI Rock Springs, Wyoming office location.

Education Background

Univertsity

  • Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Finance, Pre-Med emphasis
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Trustee’s scholarship recipient

Externship

  • Trauma. AO International. Professor Rueter. Augsburg, Germany. Zentral
  • Klinikum

Fellowship

  • San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. With Drs. Tasto, Esch,
  • Pedowitz, Tradonsky et al. San Diego CA

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed in: Wyoming, Nevada
  • Memberships and Societies
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Medical School

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Residency

  • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Best Basic Science Research Award
  • Best Clinical Presentation, OU Research Day

Professional and Academic Appointments

  • Faculty: San Diego Shoulder Course
  • Faculty: AANA Shoulder Arthroscopy Lab
  • Co-Chair Kaiser Local Product Council Member
  • Kaiser Denver Orthopedic Quality Committee Member
  • Kaiser National Purchasing Group Member
  • Kaiser National ACL Registry Group Member

Residency Leadership

  • Coordinator: Bone Morphogenic Protein Research Group:
  • Coordinated a five-person team
  • Oversaw project execution/funding

Research

Anchor Mechanics: Biomechanical Comparison of an Intra-Cortical Fixation Anchor vs Standard Anchor Fixation for Rotator Cuff Repair. Allred, Mahar, Wedemeyer, Pedowitz AANA e Poster presentation Vancouver 2004.

A biomechanical and radiographic analysis of standard and intra-cortical suture anchors for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Mahar, Allred, Wedemeyer, Pedowitz Arthroscopy. 2006 Feb;22(2):130-5.

Bone Morphogenic Protein: Studied the effects of a constitutively active form of BMP transferred via gene therapy techniques.

Spontaneous FCR Rupture: J Okla State Med Assoc, Vol. 96, No. 5, May 2003. p211-12.

Homeless Needs Assessment Research: Worked with San Antonio homeless shelters to evaluate health care needs of the city’s homeless population.

Sexually Dimorphic Nucleus Research: College project evaluating hypothalamic nuclei in rats.

Presentations

Standard Anchor Fixation for Rotator Cuff Repair. Allred, Mahar, Wedemeyer, Pedowitz AANA e Poster presentation Vancouver 2004.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Grand Rounds. Oklahoma University. Oklahoma City. September 2007.

Knee Injuries. Kaiser Permanente Denver Primary Care CME. Denver, CO. September 2010.

Shoulder Injuries. Kaiser Permanente Primary Care. Longmont. August 2006.

Patella Femoral Pain. Grand Rounds. UCSD. San Diego, CA. April 2004.

Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. OU Research Day. Oklahoma City, OK. June 2003.

Treatment of Shoulder Instability. Zentral Klinikum. Augsburg, Germany. November 2002.

Treatment of Pediatric Fractures for Primary Care. Physician Asst. Keystone Meeting, June 2006.

Knee Injuries. Colorado Kaiser Primary Care Meeting. Denver. June 2011.

Reverse Total Shoulder vs Latissimus Transfer. Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Meeting. Beaver Creek, CO Aug 12, 2011.

Management of Rotator Cuff Tears. Colorado Kaiser Physician Assistant Meeting. Sept 2011.

Rotator Cuff Rehab: What are we to believe? Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting. Beaver Creek, CO March 2013.

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