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Dr. James Shankwiler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Shankwiler

Congress Orthopedic Associates

800 S Raymond Ave Fl 3 Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. James Shankwiler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.


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Dr. Shankwiler is compassionate and professional. He explained my shoulder replacement surgery completely. He called me personally at home after I left a message with his exchange for a slight issue I was having with pain medication.
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I tore the supraspinatus muscle in my left shoulder. Several people had recommended Dr. Shankwiler. After he operated in 2010, I regained 100% range of motion w/ physical therapy, & have no visible scars. My arm had to be immobilized for 4+ weeks, so I was glad it was not my right hand. He recommends a more conservative course of PT than some other surgeons, beginning w aqua therapy, but the results are worth it. Dr. Shankwiler is a very caring surgeon w/ a good sense of humor. Highly recommend
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Comment is directly related to poor experience in appt scheduling which was confirmed after giving all insurance/info requested. I waited 4 days w/shoulder injury and was called 2 hours prior to the appt that they did not accept my insurance. Very disappointing experience due to inefficient office staff. I would not recommend as they have caused needless suffering which could have been avoided if they let me know sooner. Will file complaint directly with the ER and the doctor's office.
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I did a great deal of research on the doctors before I decided on Dr. Shankwiler. He was beyond my expectations. He's personable, answered each of my questions in language I could understand, even let me record my Q & A's, explained all the procedures in depth until I was satisfied. The Dr. was not my 2nd opinion but my 3rd. He has saved me from having shoulder replacement surgery. I had my surgery 04/28/16 and will have him fix my other shoulder soon. I'm VERY happy.
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My husband is a neurologist and I am a nurse. Dr. Shankwiler is the best orthopedic doctor around. My husband had an extremely bad fracture of his arm while on vacation in Europe. Other doctors said he would never had full range of motion again but we brought him back to the USA and had Dr. Shankwiler do the surgery and he has 90% range of motion. Great bedside manner as well.
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I adore Dr. Shankwiler. He performed two rotator cuff surgeries on me almost 15 years ago. To date, I have no problems with either shoulder. The pain and limited use of my arms prior to surgery was extreme and debilitating, but Dr. Shankwiler took magnificent care of me. Not only is the good doctor caring, he was upfront and honest with me about the entire process and the various results that might occur. He is kind.
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Dr. James Shankwiler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1987

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(626) 795-8051

Dr. Shankwiler accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shankwiler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Shankwiler treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shankwiler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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Dr. Shankwiler treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shankwiler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shankwiler treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shankwiler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shankwiler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger