Shasta Orthopaedics Blog

Shasta College Football Coach’s Recovery Journey

October 30th, 2015

Shoulder Surgery In Redding

For Ben Weaver, football has been a major focus for most of his life. In fact, he calls himself a “Football Nerd”. As a kid he loved to toss the ball around with his siblings, he played in high school and college and even played on a semi-pro team while working at his current job as Assistant Coach at Shasta College. So when Ben dislocated and separated his shoulder and could no longer throw the ball to his team during practice, he went right to Dr. Schillen at Shasta Orthopaedics who found he had a torn labrum, torn rotator cuff and a bone chip in his shoulder. At the time Ben’s wife had a baby on the way so Ben delayed the operation for 6 months.

New! Patient Education Center

August 18th, 2015

New Patient Education Center Offers Patients In-Depth Info About Treatment & Technology Options

Patient Education CenterShasta Orthopaedics’ surgeons utilize a variety of FDA approved orthopaedic implants offered by reputable and trusted manufacturers. Implants are selected based on what is most appropriate for each patient, and what will ultimately yield the best results.

Fall Sports Seasons!

August 17th, 2015

Redding Personal TrainingAugust Means Back to School and Fall Sports Seasons for Young Athletes

Summer is winding down and for many of the North State’s young people that means a return to school and participation in fall sports such as football, volleyball, cross country, swimming, soccer and more.

As the sports medicine provider for both Shasta College and Simpson University, along with many of the Area’s sports teams, Shasta Orthopaedics offers athletes of all ages a variety of services to keep them healthy and to optimize performance:

Relief Options For Ankle Arthritis Pain Vary Among Individuals

April 10th, 2015

For many years, patients suffering from arthritic ankles and bone-on-bone pain had limited options: live with the pain, or have the bones fused. Relatively recent advancements in new technologies and surgical techniques have since opened up new options for treatment of osteoarthritis in ankles including the more traditional open ankle fusion (arthrodesis), arthroscopic ankle fusion, and joint replacement (also called total ankle replacement or TAR).

While choice of treatment options is encouraging, making a decision about which option to select is not always easy, and is usually affected by a patient’s personal circumstances.