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Dr. Steven Shannon

Orthopedic Surgery
Rochester, MN
9 years experience male

Locations

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Address

200 1st St, Rochester, MN
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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Minnesota

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
85 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fracture healing: In general, there are 3 stages of fracture healing. Stage 1-Inflammatory Phase with hematoma formation. Stage 2-Repair Phase with bony callus formatio... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Possible: This depends on the severity of injury. A minor injury in which you sustain a fracture which is not initially displaced can further displace and worse... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Cycling: Cycling is one of the lowest impact sports you can participate in and let alone one of the best for your heart! Avoid high impact sports like running ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Depends: Depends on the force of the "stomp" and location of where they "stomped" on you. Most likely metacarpal fractures or phalanx fractures but the possibi... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Wrist fractures: You should definitely be evaluated in person by your local physician with a physical exam and radiographs (xrays).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Tibial fracture: Absolutely. Treatment of fracture nonunions will always involve some form of bone grafting-typically autograft (your own bone) from iliac crest is use... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons are trained to handle all forms of musculoskeletal problems-surgical and nonsurgical. We are trained in Sports, Trauma, Hand, Spi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Scapula fracture: Scapula fractures are mainly treated nonoperatively but fractures that involve the Glenoid may require surgery. Increasing pain at this point could be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Geriatric hip fx: The fracture itself isn't what is life-threatening but the events following the fracture and immobility are. Being immobile and elderly leads to pneum... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Wrist pain: The type of wrist pain you are describing is due to your hand and forearm being in an abnormal position for hours. The best ways to relieve this is at... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fractures: Depends on where the fracture is. Let us know what specifically you have fractured and we can be of much more assistance. Some fractures need surgery,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fracture healing: In general, there are 3 stages of fracture healing. Stage 1-Inflammatory Phase with hematoma formation. Stage 2-Repair Phase with bony callus formatio... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruisin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Postop shoulder: What type of surgery did you have? This is definitely a question you need to ask your surgeon! If for some reason you are unable to do so and have no... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Depends: Mainly depends on your age and health. If a healthy 12 year old fractures a bone and it is treated correctly-it will heal perfectly. But if an elderly... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Radiculopathy: Your symptoms are likely unrelated to your Total Hip Arthroplasty performed in 2008. "Electrical jolts" are associated with more nerve issues which co... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Postop PFA: Highly unlikely for you to have a patellar tendon rupture. I do hope that you are engaging in appropriate follow up with your orthopaedic surgeon and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Synovial Disorders: Synovial chondromatosis, which is a proliferative disease of the synovium, results in multiple intra-articular loose bodies. This condition is typical... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fracture: Your muscles haven't necessarily deteriorated but have decreased in their size due to the lack of use. When it comes to muscle, the saying "if you don... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Radius fracture: Depends on the location of the fracture on the radius. Distal radius, radial shaft and radial head fractures are all treated differently. It also depe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Muscle spasms: Typically it's the opposite. Compressed nerves or nerve irritation as what happens in "sciatica" or sciatic nerve pain cause the muscle spasms. The sp... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Postop: Definitely need to follow up with the surgeon who performed your fusion!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Sacral fractures: Sacral fractures are relatively rare. The most common presentation is usually after high energy trauma such as a car crash or motorcycle crash. Even r... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Pelvic Fracture: It depends on what type of pelvic fracture you have. Xrays available? Most low energy pelvic fractures can be treated nonoperatively but higher energy... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Genu valgum: High tibial osteotomies are used in the treatment for "knock knees" which is known as Genu Valgum. These surgeries are only indicated in a younger pat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Depends: Depends on location of the tibia fracture. IF you have not seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet, you should. Majority of adults need surgical treatment of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fractures: It is critical for all of us to supplement Vitamin D and calcium in order to keep our bones healthy. Typically the signs of osteopenia and osteoporosi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Disc Herniation: Absolutely could still have a disc herniation. The straight leg test on the same side is a very sensitive test and when positive on the opposite side ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Ankle Fracture: Depends on the type of ankle fracture. Likely if they are letting you ambulate in a boot it is one of the more minor type of fractures. Things to watc... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Epicondylitis: Medial epicondylitis "golfer's elbow" and lateral epicondylitis "tennis elbow" are quite common. Nonoperative treatment is successful 95% of the time-... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Clavicle fractures: Clavicle fractures typically do not need surgery. Nonoperative treatment results in callous formation-this is that bump you noticed. Your body is atte... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Postop shoulder: Depends on how far out from surgery you are and your symptoms. Possibilities include hematoma formation, normal postoperative soft tissue swelling, ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Ankle sprain : You can always use crutches if you feel safe and unsteady on your feet. Typically crutches aren't needed after a typical ankle sprain. Only an over th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Wrist sprain: From a medical perspective, you can immediately go back to work. The majority of the population can function properly at their jobs with a wrist sprai... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fractures: The best way to evaluate for a fracture is with radiographs(xrays) and a physical exam by your local orthopaedic surgeon. 99% of fractures can be iden... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Possible fracture: Pain that severe after a fall like that is quite suspicious for fracture. Get evaluated with radiographs and a thorough physical exam by your local pr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Bone mass coccyx: Any bone mass that is new and/or painful near your coccyx should be evaluated by your local physician or orthopaedic physician. This is likely somethi... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Fantastic question: The SPRINT trial in 2008 demonstrated better outcomes of closed tibial shaft fractures with intramedullary reaming. In regards to open tibial shaft fr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Intramedullary nail: Not much of an affect at all. There is only a relatively small portion of marrow elements present in long bones(femur, tibia, humerus) after puberty c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Spiral fracture: This entirely depends on if your fracture was treated appropriately and after you recover if you are able to do what physical requirements the AirForc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Ignore: Best nonoperative treatment for an ankle sprain-think RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see you... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shannon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shannon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
Graduated 2013MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Alpha Omega Honor Society
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AAOS
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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