Dr. Shannon M. Wolfe specializes in the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries/disorders. He is a member of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Team at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics. He performs total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, total shoulder replacements and reverse total shoulder replacements for patients in need. 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.
Dr. Wolfe’s patients range from young high school athletes with traumatic sport injuries to weekend warriors with traumatic/repetitive injuries, to active seniors with degenerative conditions. 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 is active in the Arthroscopy Association of North America. In addition to his practice, Dr. Wolfe has gladly accepted the responsibility of training young orthopaedic 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 that 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 the experience helped mold his personality and continues to help him with his professional life.