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Dr. Shawn Hennigan

Orthopedic Surgery
Green Bay , WI
27 years experience male



Green Bay , WI


1160 Kepler Drive, Green Bay , WI

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company


Golden Rule Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company


American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Health Net

Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

State Farm Insurance Companies


WPS Health Insurance of Wisconsin

Zurich North America



Since completing my training, I have chosen to limit my scope of orthopaedic surgical practice to disorders of the shoulder and elbow. As a sub-specialist, I see a large volume of problems ranging from relatively simple to very complex. Given my sub-specialty, I see a high volume of work related injuries of the upper extremity. My office has experience with handling any upper extremity injuries sustained in the workplace. We have highly trained OR teams, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation, that can professionally treat any musculoskeletal injury. I perform a high volume of shoulder replacement surgery, including reverse total shoulder replacement for rotator cuff deficient shoulders with arthritis. There are very good studies that have shown results with shoulder replacement (as well as most every other procedure) correlate with how frequently the procedure is performed. Researchers have shown lower complication rates, better outcomes, and more cost-effective care are achieved when performed at a facility doing high volumes by a surgeon performing the procedure frequently. According to the AAOS, the average orthopaedic surgeon performs 3 shoulder replacements per year. I routinely perform more than double that volume each month. Specialties advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair, instability (Bankart) repair, suprascapular nerve decompression, SLAP repair, biceps tenodesis,total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, shoulder fracture repair, elbow fracture repair, total elbow replacement, redial head replacement, ulnar nerve decompression/transposition, arthroscopic elbow surgery, tennis elbow surgery, Tommy John surgery, elbow ligament repair/reconstruction, distal biceps repair

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Most common: Most common cause of pain over outer aspect of elbow is tennis elbow. There are other less common causes too. Try a brief period of activity modification, maybe try some anti-inflammatory medication, even ice. If symptoms fail to improve, see an upper extremity specialist for a formal evaluation. Good luck.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: When to return to school varies with the kid. Provided swelling and pain are ok, i usually allow child to return with activity restrictions, specific instructions for the teacher regarding elevation, etc. At that age, i usually recommend several weeks at home. Any further questions, ask your surgeon for specific recommendations.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hennigan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hennigan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Is it possible for a 4 month old tfcc tear to heal on its own. Pain is 1/10 when i do a curling motion but doesn't seem to be going away. Wi
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My shoulder cracks and pops when I move it and hurts I don't know what to so need answers I play sports year round thank you.
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Thank You ! Going to see my surgeon. Hope he drains it. Physical therapist told me to go and that is what it needs. Lateral release July

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD


Patients Choice Award 2011


Woodland surgery center
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