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Steven Shannon, MD

  • Specialties

    Trauma, Pelvis & Acetabular Fractures, Periarticular Fractures & Complex Polytraumatic Injuries, Hip Reconstruction.

  • Fellowship

    Orthopedic Trauma - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

  • Residency

    Mayo Clinic

  • Medical School

    University of Nevada, Reno

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

About Steven Shannon, MD

Dr. Steven Shannon is originally a northern Nevada native. He completed a Bachelors of Science with Distinction in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno and then obtained his Medical Doctorate at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Shannon was honored to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the nation and Dr. Shannon gained world class education and training.  

Dr. Shannon went on to complete his orthopedic trauma fellowship at the world famous, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Shannon gained the clinical and surgical experience to care for injuries, specifically severe pelvic/acetabular trauma and limb salvage utilizing the Ilizarov technique, presenting to one of the busiest trauma centers in the world. Dr. Shannon then joined the Bryan Trauma Center in Lincoln, Nebraska from 2019-2022 where he brought unique surgical skill sets in the care of traumatically injured patients, particularly pelvic trauma and limb salvage.  

Dr. Shannon’s unique skill set involves utilizing the STARR Frame for percutaneous minimally invasive pelvic and acetabular surgery to decrease patient morbidity and improve outcomes. Dr. Shannon is also one of the only physicians in Nevada utilizing the Ilizarov limb salvage technique. This process involves transporting a segment of bone slowly over time with a ring fixator, essentially growing the patient’s limb back that otherwise would have faced amputation from the complications of their initial trauma. Dr. Shannon brings these techniques to Reno Orthopedic Center to care for trauma patients in northern Nevada. 

Dr. Shannon is also expanding clinical research activity in orthopedic trauma. He has been an author in over 40+ peer reviewed publications, national/international podium presentations and book chapters. He received the highest honor for orthopedic trauma research, the Edwin G. Bovill Jr., MD Award for Best Paper Presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018 Annual Meeting for his randomized prospective study on hip fractures. He also served as a site Principal Investigator for the groundbreaking international multicenter trauma trial PREPARE.  

Publications

  • Marchand LS, McAlister IP, Shannon SF, Nascone JW, O'Toole RV, Jaeblon T.

  • Shannon SF, Schloss M, Atchison J, Sciadini MF, Nascone J, O’Toole RV, Jaeblon T Transiliac-transsacral Screw Fixation of Vertically Unstable Pelvic Fractures: Do Fully Threaded Screws Impart Improved Stability? J Orthop Trauma. 2021 Jan 1;35(1):e18-e24. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001857.

  • Shannon SF, Stevens KN, Nascone JW, O'Toole RV, Eglseder WA, Sciadini MF.  Provisional Minifragment Plate Fixation of Acetabular Fractures- A Technical Trick. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Dec 1;34(12):e454-e459. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001798. PMID: 32379226

  • Tejwani NC, Archdeacon M, Harvey E, Shannon SF, McAlister I, Sciadini MF. Complex Proximal Tibia Fractures: Workup, Surgical Approaches, and Definitive Treatment Options. Instr Course Lect. 2020;69:449-464. PMID: 32017745

  • Kleweno CP, Scolaro J, Sciadini MF, McAlister I, Shannon SF, Chip Routt ML. Management of Pelvic Fractures. Instr Course Lect. 2020;69:489-506.

  • McAlister IP, Marchand LS, Napora JK, Riedel MD, Shannon SF, O'Hara NN, Langhammer CG, LeBrun C, Nascone JW, Sciadini MF, O'Toole RV. An Analysis of CT Based Technique for Measuring Femoral Anteversion: Implications for Measuring Rotation After Femoral Intramedullary Nail Insertion. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Sep 16. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001969. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32956208

  • Logli AL, Shannon SF, Boe CC, Morrey ME, O'Driscoll Sw SW, Sanchez-Sotelo J. Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Distal Humerus Fractures Provided Similar Outcomes When Performed as a Primary Procedure or After Failed Internal Fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Feb;34(2):95-101. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001631.PMID: 31490269

  • Shannon SF, Hernandez NM, Sems SA, Larson AN, Milbrandt TA. High-energy Pediatric Scapula Fractures and Their Associated Injuries. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Aug;39(7):377-381. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000969.

  • Shannon SF, Yuan BJ, Cross WW 3rd, Barlow JD, Torchia ME, Holte PK, Sems SA. Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nails for Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Oct;33(10):480-486. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001553.

  • Shannon SF, Boe C, Shin AY Redefining Axial Carpal Injuries of the Wrist. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Jan 1:1753193418764276. doi: 10.1177/1753193418764276. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shannon SF, Wagner ER, Houdek MT, Mascarenhas D, Pensy RA, Eglseder WA Osteosynthesis of AO/OTA 13-C3 Distal Humeral Fractures in Patients Over 70 Years of Age. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Nov 18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2017.09.012 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Chen X, Shannon SF, Torchia M, Schoch B. Radiographic outcomes of single versus dual plate fixation of acute mid-shaft clavicle fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Apr 3. doi: 10.1007/s00402-017-2676-0. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shannon SF, Hernandez NM, Sems SA, Larson AN, Milbrandt TA. High-energy Pediatric Scapula Fractures and Their Associated Injuries. J Pediatric Orthop. 2017 March 8. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shannon SF, Houdek MT, Wyles CC, Yuan BJ, Cross WW, Cass JR, Sems SA. Allgöwer-Donati Versus Vertical Mattress Suture Technique Impact on Perfusion in Ankle Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Intraoperative Angiography. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb;31(2):97-102. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000731.

  • Althausen PL, Shannon S, Owens B, P-Ac DC, Cvitash-C M, Lu M, Oʼmara TJ, Bray TJ. Impact of Hospital Employed Physician Assistants on a Level II, Community-based Orthopaedic Trauma System. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Dec;30 Suppl 5:S40-S44.

  • Althausen PL, Kauk JR, Shannon S, Lu M, O'Mara TJ, Bray TJ. Operating room efficiency: benefits of an orthopaedic traumatologist at a level II trauma center. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Dec;30 Suppl 5:S15-S20.

  • Shannon SF, Hernandez NM, Sems SA, Larson AN, Milbrandt TA. Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma & Associated Injuries of Snowmobile, ATV and Dirtbike Accidents: A 19-year experience at a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. J Pediatric Orthop. 2016 July 20. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shannon SF, Chen X, Torchia M, Schoch B. Extraperiosteal Dual Plate Fixation of Acute Mid-shaft Clavicle Fractures: A Technical Trick. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shannon SF, Wagner ER, Houdek MT, Cross WW, Sanchez-Sotelo J. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Outcomes Comparing Primary Reverse Arthroplasty for Fracture versus Reverse Arthroplasty After Failed Osteosynthesis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Apr 18. pii: S1058-2746(16)00120-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.02.012. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Houdek MT, Shannon SF, Watts CD, Wagner ER, Sems SA, Sierra RJ. Patella Fractures Prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty: Worse Outcomes but Equivalent Survivorship. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jun 11. pii: S0883-5403(15)00509-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.001.

  • Houdek MT, Watts CD, Shannon SF, Wagner ER, Sems SA, Sierra RJ. Posttraumatic Total Knee Arthroplasty Continues to Have Worse Outcome Than Total Knee Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jul 17. pii: S0883-5403(15)00636-1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.07.022.

  • Althausen PL, Kauk JR, Shannon S, Lu M, O'Mara TJ, Bray TJ. Operating room efficiency: benefits of an orthopaedic traumatologist at a level II trauma center. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 May ;28(5):e101-6. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182a59d6b.

  • Althausen PL, Lu M, Thomas KC, Shannon SF, Biagi BN, Boyden EM. Implant Standardization for Hemiarthroplasty: Implementation of a Pricing Matrix System at a Level II Community Based Trauma System. J Orthop Trauma, 2014 Apr 29 (4):781-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.07.006. Epub 2013 Aug 15.

  • Althausen PL, Shannon S, Lu M, O'Mara TJ, Bray TJ. Clinical and financial comparison of operative and nonoperative treatment of displaced clavicle fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2013 May 22. PMID:22960145. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.06.006.

  • Althausen PL, Shannon S, Owens B, P-Ac DC, Cvitash-C M, Lu M, Oʼmara TJ, Bray TJ. Impact of Hospital Employed Physician Assistants on a Level II, Community-based Orthopaedic Trauma System. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Apr 27. PMID:22732868. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182647f29.

  • Stewart TJ, Jackson DR Jr, Smith RD, Shannon SF, Cremo CR, Baker JE. Actin Sliding Velocities are Influenced by the Driving Forces of Actin-Myosin Binding. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2013 Mar 1;6(1):26-37.

  • Althausen PL, Shannon S, Watts C, Thomas K, Bain MA, Coll D, Oʼmara TJ, Bray TJ. Early Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest With Locked Plate Fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Nov;25(11):641-7. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318234d479.

Awards

  • Edwin G. Bovill Jr., MD Award for Best Paper Presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018 Annual Meeting: Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study.

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018 Annual Meeting Top Ten Articles of Interest: Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study.

  • Memorial Award-Best Resident Paper of Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018 Annual Meeting

  • Mayo Clinic Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award 2018

  • Mayo Clinic Mayo Trauma Program, Resident of the Year 2018

  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society OREF Award -Best Paper 2018 - Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study.

  • Mayo Clinic HA Peterson Scholarly Writing Award 2017 (Best paper published in peer-reviewed journal) - Allgöwer-Donati Versus Vertical Mattress Suture Technique Impact on Perfusion in Ankle Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Intraoperative Angiography.

  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Best Paper 2017 - Allgöwer-Donati Versus Vertical Mattress Suture Technique Impact on Perfusion in Ankle Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Intraoperative Angiography

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2010 Annual Meeting Top Ten Articles of Interest: Early Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest with Locked Plate Fixation.

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2012

  • Surgery Clerkship-Top Medical Student, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Class of 2013

  • 1st Place - Senior Thesis Competition University of Nevada, Reno, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

"Dr. Shannon and all of his staff was so informative, concerned, helpful, and made me feel so at ease. Just awesome. Thank you very much!"

"Dr. Shannon is amazing. Very knowledgeable and very caring doctor."