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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male

419 S Washington St Ste 201
Casper, WY 82601
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Wyoming Medical Center
1233 East 2nd Street
Casper, WY 82601

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Advantage Orthopedics
419 S Washington St Ste 201
Casper, WY 82601
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    Dr. Shaffer's Experience

    Dr. Shaffer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Fracture Care
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Excision of Humerus
    • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
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    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthritis of the Shoulder
    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
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    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Graduated in 2003

    Internship Hospital

    St Mary's Medical Center
    Complete in 2004

    Residency Hospital

    Alameda County Medical Center
    Complete in 2007
    Childrens Hospital and Research Center At Oakland
    Complete in 2008
    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
    Complete in 2006
    San Francisco Ortho Res Program
    Complete in 2008
    Shriners Hospital For Children Northern California
    Complete in 2007
    St Mary's Medical Center
    Complete in 2008

    Undergraduate Schools

    Penn State Univ
    Graduated in 1999

    Other Education

    Advances In Arthroplasty Course, Havard Medical School
    Complete in 2010
    Arthroscopy Association Of North America, Winter Meeting
    Complete in 2009
    Current Concepts In Joint Replacement Course, Orlando, Fl
    Complete in 2012
    San Diego Shoulder Course
    Complete in 2012
    San Diego Shoulder Course
    Complete in 2014
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shaffer & Staff

    • English
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Experience with Dr. Shaffer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    5 responses
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    • Devon Health
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    419 S Washington St Ste 201
    Casper, WY 82601
    (307) 233-0250 (Office)
    (307) 233-8163 (Fax)
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