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Shawn Hennigan, M.D.
Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Shawn Hennigan, M.D.

Shawn P. Hennigan, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with a subspecialty focus on shoulder and elbow surgery. As a subspecialist, he sees a large volume of problems ranging from relatively simple to very complex. He has a special interest in treatment of shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Hennigan performs a high volume of total and reverse total shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repairs, as well as joint sparing salvage procedures for irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Hennigan joined Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin in 2020, but practiced most recently in Green Bay, WI. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA where he completed medical school at Temple University. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago, IL. After his residency, Dr. Hennigan completed his fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Since completing his training in 2000, he has chosen to limit the scope of his surgical practice to caring for patients with shoulder and elbow problems.

Dr. Hennigan’s practice philosophy emphasizes compassionate, high-value care, while bringing the latest innovative solutions to his patients. He believes in shared decision making with an informed patient, with education about their condition of utmost importance.

Medical education is a growing emphasis of Dr. Hennigan. During his years in Green Bay, he has had the privilege of working with University of Wisconsin medical students in their clinical years and served as preceptor for the orthopedic surgery rotation. Additionally, through relationships with various implant manufacturers, he also serves as an observation site for visiting surgeons, teaching the latest techniques to other orthopedic surgeons from the United States, as well as international surgeons.

Dr. Hennigan and his wife have 4 children. Outside of patient care activities he enjoys traveling, exercise, cooking and has recently started pilot training.

Kyle Senn, PA-C, MPAS operates as surgical first assistant to Dr. Hennigan in the operating room.

Surgical Privileges

  • Woodland Surgery Center – Appleton
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital – Appleton (pending)

Presentations

  • Live webcast “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”, OR-Live productions, October 19, 2006.
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreperable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: Outcome and Analysis of Results. Hennigan SP, Ramsey ML, Herzog R, Khella S, Leggin B, Iannotti JP, Williams GR. Presented at the 17th Open Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, March 3, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreperable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: Outcome and Analysis of Results. Hennigan SP, Ramsey ML, Herzog R, Khella S, Leggin B, Iannotti JP, Williams GR. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 28-March 4, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
  • Anterior Tibial Transfer in Residual Dynamic Clubfoot Deformity. Hennigan SP, Kuo KN. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 28-March 4, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
  • Anatomical Relationships of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis at the Elbow in Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA, Gordon M, McDonough K, Cohen MS. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 15-20, 2000, Orlando, FL.
  • Anatomical Relationships of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis at the Elbow in Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA, Gordon M, McDonough K, Cohen MS. Rush Orthopedic Surgery, Eleventh Annual Thesis Day, May 21, 1999.
  • Anatomical Relationships of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis at the Elbow in Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Hennigan SP. Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 2nd Annual Meeting, Resident Paper Competition, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, May 12, 1999.
  • Resistant Talipes Equinovarus Associated With Congenital Constriction Band Syndrome. Hennigan SP, Kuo KN. Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 1-5, 1997.
  • The Application of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Short-Segment Posterolateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion. Ibrahim Z, Hennigan SP, Stewart M, Boles CA, Hickey M, Shott S, Goldberg EJ, McNeill TW, Andersson GB. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 13-17, 1997, San Francisco, CA.
  • Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusions for Spinal Deformity: Current Indications and Results. Amory DA, Hennigan SP, DeWald RL. Presented at the Scoliosis Research Society, November 1997.
  • Evaluation and Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. Hennigan SP. Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital, January 19, 2001. Scranton, PA.
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Update in Evaluation and Treatment. Hennigan SP. Association of Operating Room Nurses Meeting. Mercy Hospital, February 7, 2001. Scranton, PA.
  • Rotator Cuff Disease-2001. Moses Taylor Annual Surgical Dinner Meeting. Hennigan SP. Moses Taylor Hospital, February 8, 2001. Scranton, PA.

COURSES INSTRUCTED

  • The Shoulder Summit, DJO Surgical. Aug 23-5, 2019. Chicago, IL. Invited faculty.
  • DJO Surgical-Innovations in Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty, Feb 15-16, 2019. Las Vegas, NV. Invited faculty.
  • 2010 Current Topics in Sports Medicine Symposium. Aurora BayCare Sports Center, September 10, 2010. Green Bay, WI.
  • 2008 Current Topics in Sports Medicine Symposium, Evaluation and Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries. Aurora BayCare Medical Center, September 12, 2008. Green Bay, WI.
  • Green Bay Advanced Trauma Symposium, Locked Compression Plating for Proximal Humerus Fractures. October 13, 2006. Lecturer and Lab Instructor. Green Bay, WI.
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction, Techniques & Indications. R&M Distributors, March 27, 2004. Lecturer and Lab instructor. Brookfield, WI.
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Fall Shoulder Course, November 17-20, 2002. Lab instructor. Palm Desert, CA.

Publications

  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreperable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: Factors Affecting Outcome. Codsi MJ, Hennigan SP, Herzog R, Kella S, Kelley M, Leggin, B, Williams GR, Iannotti JP,. J Bone Joint Surg88(A):342-348, February 2006.
  • Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Irreparable Posterior Cuff Deficiency: A Case Report. Hennigan SP, Iannotti JP. In: Master Cases in Sports Medicine.
  • Determination of Strain Patterns in the Elbow Capsule Using Stereophotogrammetry. Ramsey ML, Hennigan SP, Soslowsky L.
  • Instability after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Hennigan SP, Iannotti JP. In: Orthopaedic Clinics of North America.
  • Techniques for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Glenoid Fractures. Hennigan SP, Williams GR. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 1(1):39-51, March 2000.
  • Medial and Lateral Pectoral Nerve Injury Resulting in Recurrent Scapular Winging After Pectoralis Major Transfer: A Case Report. Litts CS, Hennigan SP, Williams GR. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 9(4):347-349, 2000.
  • Anatomical Relationships of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis at the Elbow in Arthroscopic Treatment for Lateral Epicondylitis. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA, Gordon M, McDonough K, Cohen MS.
  • An Arthroscopic Approach to Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA, Gordon M, McDonough K, Cohen MS.
  • The Semimembranosus-Tibial Collateral Ligament Bursa. Anatomical Study and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Hennigan SP, Schneck C, Mesgarzadeh M, Clancy M. J Bone Joint Surg 76A(9):1322-1327.
  • Throwing- Induced Humeral Shaft Fractures in Skeletally Immature Adolescents. A Report of Two Cases. Hennigan SP, Bush-Joseph CA, Kuo KN, Bach BR. Orthopedics 22(6), June, 1999.
  • Resistant Talipes Equinovarus Associated With Congenital Constriction Band Syndrome. Hennigan SP, Kuo KN. J Pediatric Orthop. 20:240-245, 2000.
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Transfer in Residual Dynamic Clubfoot Deformity. Kuo KN, Hennigan SP. J Pediatric Orthop 21:35-41, 2001.
  • The Application of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Short-Segment Posterolateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion. Ibrahim Z, Hennigan SP, Stewart M, Boles C, Hickey M, Shott S, Goldberg EJ, McNeill TW, Andersson GBJ.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Calcifying Tendinitis. In: Lannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA.
  • Calcifying Tendinitis. In: Lannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999. Hennigan SP, Romeo AA.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Wisconsin Orthopedic Society
  • Phoenix Shoulder Society
  • Wisconsin Medical Society