Shasta Orthopaedics Blog

David Schillen MD

Shasta College Football Coach’s Recovery Journey

Friday, 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.

Anderson Silva Leg Injury And Return

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Anderson Silva Leg Injury And Return

photo: UFC.com

For those unfamiliar, Anderson Silva is a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world) fighter who is recognized as one of the greatest middleweight champions of the sport (Silva was undefeated with 14 wins prior to his first fight with Chris Wiedman. Note the injury occurred in his 2nd fight with Wiedman).