Dr. Russell Allison, M.D.

About Russell B. Allison, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery
Arkansas Orthopaedic Institute
1605 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801
Office phone: 479.890.9292
Office fax: 479.890.6962

Dr. Allison specializes in minimally invasive surgeries for the knee, hip and shoulder including arthroscopic and joint replacement procedures. He is a native of Morrilton who graduated with honors from Arkansas Tech in 1989. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1993, Dr. Allison completed a transitional internship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He also did a residency program in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Tampa in 1996, and then completed his residency at Allegheny General in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing his chief residency at Allegheny General in 1998, Dr. Allison came back to Arkansas and began his practice in Russellville.

Dr. Allison spent the first 25 years of his life working and living on a cattle ranch in Conway County. He was a professional rodeo rider when he decided to enter college at the age of 25 to pursue medical school and a career in orthopedics. After medical school at UAMS, Dr. Allison became a resident at Allegheny General in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he trained with leaving joint replacement surgeons and cared for professional football, baseball and hockey teams. Dr. Allison trained in one of the largest hand surgery programs in the world.

Dr. Allison’s goal is to provide excellence in orthopedic surgery to every patient in a caring, personal environment. He takes time to know his patients, their families, where they live and what they enjoy. Dr. Allison believes that he provides the mechanical portion of his patients’ care, and that healing comes from a higher power. He counts it a true blessing to assist in returning patients to living the life they want.


Undergraduate: Arkansas Tech University
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1993
Certification(s): M.D., American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Internship(s): University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Transitional Internship
Residency: Allegheny Orthopedic Surgery Resident Additional Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arkansas Medical Society and the Pope County Medical Society


Family: Married, 3 children, 1 grandchild
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Hobbies: Cattle ranching, motorcycling, biking, skiing
Original Hometown: Morrilton, AR

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