Dr. Shannon M. Wolfe is a member of the Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Team at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. After completing his internship and residency at Akron City Hospital (now Summa Health System), he was awarded an Arthroscopic Sports Medicine fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in Richmond. (A fellowship is a specialized year of training that a physician chooses to pursue after completing an orthopedic surgical residency.)
Dr. Wolfe and his team primarily treat shoulder, elbow and knee injuries/disorders. His patients range in age from young high school athletes with traumatic sport injuries, to weekend warriors with traumatic/repetitive injuries, to active seniors with degenerative conditions. He also treats injured workers.
The majority of orthopedic ailments can be treated without surgery through the use of physical therapy and rehabilitation. When surgery is required, a less invasive surgery called arthroscopy is often used. Surgeries such as ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilizations are a few surgeries facilitated by arthroscopy. Some patients will require more invasive surgery in order to return to a more active lifestyle. Dr. Wolfe performs total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, total shoulder replacements and reverse total shoulder replacements for patients in need.
Dr. Wolfe is active in the Arthroscopy Association of North America. In addition to his practice, Dr. Wolfe has gladly accepted the responsibility of training young orthopedic surgeons at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. He is the current President of this established program which is one of the largest Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship programs on the East Coast.
Dr. Wolfe is interested in research and discovering new and improved surgical techniques. He is a member of the clinical design team for a company who manufactures an implant called the reverse total shoulder replacement . This prosthesis is designed to help patients who have pain from rotator cuff tears that cannot be repaired.
Dr. Wolfe played Division 1A football for The University of Akron. He believes that this experience helped mold his personality and continues to help him with his professional life.
”The passion I once had for football has been replaced by orthopedics. I have never forgotten a lesson learned from a former coach...It’s not where you are, it’s where you are heading. I am dedicated to this philosophy because I believe optimism can change lives.”