Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD

Professor
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopaedics

Departments

Clinical Interests

Hospital Privileges

Biography

Dr. Shuler specializes in trauma and orthopaedic research.

Education & Training

  • Doctorate: West Virginia University (Morgantown, W.Va.)
  • Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.)
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh - Orthopaedic Surgery (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh - Orthopaedic Traumatology (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®, Orthopaedics

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD is not currently accepting new patients at Marshall Health.

Shuler FD, Buchanan G, Stover C, Johnson B, Modarresi M, Jasko JJ. 2018. Pyomyositis mistaken for septic hip arthritis in children: the role of MRI in diagnosis and management Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 4: Iss. 2, Article 5.

Giangarra CE, Goodwin J, Shuler FD, Wilson-Byrne T, Jasko JJ. 2018. A Review of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for Osteoarthritis Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 4: Iss. 2, Article 10.

Mehta S, Rigney A, Webb K, Wesney J, Stratford PW, Shuler FD, Oliashirazi A. 2018. Characterizing the recovery trajectories of knee range of motion for one year after total knee replacement. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 6 14;1-10.
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Joseph Klaus, Milad Modarresi,Rodrigo Aguilar,Nesreen BenHamed, Franklikn Shuler. 2017. improving the pharmacologic management of patients after osteoporotic hip fractures Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 3: Iss. 3, Article 12.

Oliashirazi A, Wilson-Byrne T, Shuler FD, Parvizi J. 2017. Patient-Controlled Fentanyl Iontophoretic Transdermal System Improved Postoperative Mobility Compared to Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia Morphine: A Pooled Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials. Pain Pract. 2016 May 21;
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Franklin D. Shuler, Grant S. Buchanan, Zachary Sanford, Milad Modarresi, James Timothy Reagan, Kelly Scott, Chad Fisher, and Ali Oliashirazi.. 2017. Orthopaedic Surgeon Density in West Virginia. Marshall Journal of Medicine, January 2017

Sinan E. Ozgur, Ali Oliashirazi, Grant S. Buchanan, Franklin D. Shuler.. 2017. Lamina Spreader Technique Improves Debridement of Loose Bone and Cement in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Marshall Journal of Medicine, January 2017.

Ozgur S, Oliashirazi A, Buchanan G, Shuler FD. 2016. Lamina spreader technique improves debridement of loose bone and cement in total knee arthroplasty 2016; Vol(2):4

Sharma ER, Shuler FD, Loudin S. 2016. Legal Aspects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 2016 Sept/Oct;112:(-):19.

Mohammed Y, Qazi Z, Shuler FD, Garabekyan T. 2016. Hip pain in the pre-arthritis patient: a guide for the primary care physician 2016 Sept/Oct

1.Ashworth HM, Warner CN, Mehta SP, Shulder FD, Oliashirazi A.. 2016. Preoperative Low Back Pain Affects Recovery in Knee Flexion Range of Motion Following Total Knee Replacement 2016;28(1-2):47-55

Xie J, Teusink MJ, Shuler FD. 2016. HydroxyapatiteNanocomposites for Tendon Repair in Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration. 2016; Number 109; Pages 307-324

Shuler F, Scott K, Wilson-Byrne T, Morgan, L, Olajide,O. 2016. Improving Rural Health and Minimizing Fracture risk in West Virginia; Validation of the World Health FRAX Assessment Tool as a Phone survey for Osteoporosis detection

Weng L, Teusink MJ, Shuler FD, Parecki V, Xie J.. 2016. Highly controlled coating of strontium-doped hydroxyapatite on electrospun poly (e-caprolactone) fibers. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016 Jan 7. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33598
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Weng L, Teusink MJ, Shuler FD, Parecki V, Xie J. 2016. Highly controlled coating of strontium-doped hydroxyapatite on electrospun poly(?-caprolactone) fibers. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B Appl. Biomater. 2016 Jan 7.
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Lin CA, Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Walter SD, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Tornetta P 3rd, Schuler FD. 2016. Does Participation in a Randomized Clinical Trial Change Outcomes? An Evaluation of Patients Not Enrolled in the SPRINT Trial. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar;30(3):155-61
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Shuler FD, Scott K, Wilson-Byrne T, Morgan L, Olajide OB.. 2016. Improving Rural Bone Health and Minimizing Fracture Risk in West Virginia: Validation of the World Health Organization FRAX Assessment Tool as a Phone Survey for Osteoporosis Detection. W V Med J.
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Shuler FD, Woods D, Tankersley Z, McDaniel C, Hamm J, Jones J, Denvir J, Czarkowski B.. 2016. An Anatomical Study on the Safe Placement of Orthopedic Hardware for Syndesmosis Fixation. Orthopedics. Orthopedics. 2017 Mar 1;40(2):e329-e333. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20161219-03. Epub 2016 Dec 28.
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Buchanan G, Melvin T, Merritt B, Bishop C, Shuler FD. 2016. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) Supplementationand its Benefits in Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, and Cancer. 2016; Vol(2):3 art8

Oliashirazi A, Caughran A, Qazi AN, Buchanan G, Sharma A, Shuler F. 2016. How To Manage Knee Arthritis: Best Practices for Treatment Prior to Orthopaedic Referral How To Manage Knee Arthritis: Best Practices for Treatment Prior to Orthopaedic Referral. Oliashirazi A, Caughran A, Qazi AN, Buchanan G, Sharma A, Shuler FD. WV Med J. Jan/Feb 2016: p24-29

Kahn, Daniel Scott; Fofie, Frank; Buchanan, MD, Grant S.; Qazi, MD, Zain; Wilson-Byrne, Timothy MD; LeGrow, PsyD, Tracy; and Shuler, MD, PhD, Franklin D.. 2016. Teen perception of texting and driving in rural West Virginia Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 10.

Obremsky W, Agel J, Archer K, To P, Tornetta P, SPRINT Investigators (Shuler FD). 2016. Character, Incidence, and Predictors of Knee Pain and Activity After Infrapatellar Intramedullary Nailing of an Isolated Tibia Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar; 30(3): 135-41
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Lycans D, Salloum E, Wingate MK, Melvin T, Buchanan GS, Shuler FD. 2016. "Vitamin D Deficiency: 'At Risk' Patient populations and Potential Drug Interactions" 2016; Vol. 2:(1): Article 11

Smith BJ, Buchanan GS, Shuler FD.. 2016. a comparison of imaging modalities for the diagnosis of osteomyelitis. 2016; Vol(2):3

Ozgur S, Oliashirazi A, Buchanan G, Shuler FD.. 2016. Lamina Spreader technique improves debridement of loose bone and cement in total knee arthroplasty.

Ozgur S, Oliashirazi A, Buchanan G, Shuler FD.. 2016. Lamina Spreader technique improves debridement of loose bone and cement in total knee arthroplasty.

Ozgur S, Oliashirazi A.,Buchanan G., Shuler FD. 2016. Lamina spreader technique improves debridement for loose bone and cement in total knee arthroplasty.

Shuler FD, Scott K, Wilson-Byrne T, Morgan L, Olajide OB. 2016. Improving Rural Bone Health and Minimizing Fracture Risk in West Virginia: Validation of the World Health Organization FRAX Assessment Tool as a Phone Survey for Osteoporosis Detection. W V Med J. 2016 May-June; 112(3):84-8
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Melvin TJ, Tankersley ZJ, Qazi ZN, Jasko JJ, Odono R, Shuler FD. 2015. Primary Care Management of Plantar Fasciitis. W V Med J. 2015 12 30;111(6):28-32.
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Jiang J, Chen G, Shuler FD, Wang CH, Xie J. 2015. Local Sustained Delivery of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 for Production of Antimicrobial Peptides. Pharm. Res. 2015 Mar 14.
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Cook SE, Palmer LC, Shuler FD, Mehta S, Qazi Z. 2015. Smartphone Mobile Applications to Enhance Diagnosis of Skin Cancer: A Guide for the Rural Practitioner. W V Med J. 2015 Sept/Oct
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Burgers PT, Roolman RW, Van Bakel TM, Tuinebreijer WE, Zielinski SM, Bhandari M, Patka P, Van Lieshout EM, HEALTH and FAITH Trial Investigators (Shuler FD collaborator). 2015. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index for elderly patients with a femoral neck fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 may 6; 97(9): 751-7
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Kahn DS, Shuler FD, Qazi ZN, Belmaggio TD, Mehta SP. 2015. The Emerging Role of Vitamin D in Sports Physical Therapy: A Review. 2015, 27(1): 1-10

Serrat MA, Schlierf TJ, Efaw ML, Shuler FD, Godby J, Stanko LM, Tamski HL. 2015. Unilateral heat accelerates bone elongation and lengthens extremities of growing mice. J. Orthop. Res. 33(5):692-8
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Burgers PT, Poolman RW, Van Bakel TM, Tuinebreijer WE, Zielinski SM, Bhandari M, Patka P, Van Lieshout EM, HEALTH and FAITH Trial Investigators. 2015. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index for elderly patients with a femoral neck fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 6;97(9):751-7.
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Litchfield AB, Hayes RM, Shuler FD, Flesher SL. 2015. Type I diabetes in children and vitamin D. W V Med J. 2015 01;111(1):32-7.
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Khandalavala K, Jiang J, Shuler FD, Xie J. 2015. Electrospun nanofiber scaffolds with gradations in fiber organization. J Vis Exp. 2015 Apr;(98).
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Ambrosia J, Qazi Z, Shuler FD, Giangarra C. 2015. Delayed Pseudoaneurysm of the Popliteal Artery Following ACL Reconstruction. Orthopedics. 2015 Jun;38(6):e543-6.
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Bhandari M, Devereaux PJ, Einhorn TA, Thabane L, Schemitsch EH, Koval KJ, Frihagen F, Poolman RW, Tetsworth K, Guerra-Farfán E, Madden K, Sprague S, Guyatt G, HEALTH Investigators. 2015. Hip fracture evaluation with alternatives of total hip arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty (HEALTH): protocol for a multicentre randomised trial. BMJ Open. 2015 Feb;5(2):e006263.
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Cabeda EV, Falcão AM, Soares J, Rochitte CE, Nomura CH, Ávila LF, Parga JR. 2015. Dipyridamole stress myocardial perfusion by computed tomography in patients with left bundle branch block. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. 2015 Dec;105(6):614-24.
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Minkemeyer VM, Meriweather M, Shuler FD, Mehta SP, Qazi ZN. 2015. Primary Care Fall Risk Assessment for Elderly West Virginians. W V Med J. 2015 11;111(6):18-23.
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Jeffrey KimMD, Fraklin Shuler MD, PhD, Ali Oliashirazi MD. 2014. How to manage periprosthetic fractures in TKA.

Kim J, Shuler F, Oliashirazi A. 2014. How to manage periprosthetic fractures in TKA.

Jeffrey Kim, MD, Franklin Shuler MD< PhD, Ali Oliashirazi, MD. 2014. How to manage periprosthetic fractures in TKA

Andyryka M, Wilson-Byrne T, Fitzpatrick S, Veitia M, Orwig R, Shuler FD. 2014. Too smart to fail: guide for the struggling medical student. W V Med J. 2014 11;110(6):12-4, 16-9.
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Andryka, M, Wilson-Byrne, T, Fitzbatrick, S, Veitia,M, Orwig, R, and Shuler, FD. 2014. Too Smart to Fail: A Guide for the Struggling Medical Student 2014 Nov-Dec; 110(6): 12-19.

Shuler FD, Schlierf T, Wingate M,. 2014. Preventing falls with vitamin D. W V Med J. 2014 05;110(3):10-2.
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Hilgefort JP, Fitzpatrick S, Lycans D, Wilson-Byrne T, Fisher C, Shuler FD. 2014. Smartphone medical applications useful for the rural practitioner. W V Med J. 2014 01;110(1):40-4.
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SPRINT Investigators , Bhandari M, Tornetta P, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S. 2013. (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Apr;27(4):183-8.
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Shuler FD, Bates CM. 2013. Skin temperatures generated following plaster splint application. Orthopedics. 2013 May;36(5):364-7.
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Shuler FD, Lycans D, Gill T, Oliashirazi A. 2013. Physical education in West Virginia schools: are we doing enough to generate peak bone mass and promote skeletal health? W V Med J. 2013 07;109(4):66-70.
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Ma B, Xie J, Jiang J, Shuler FD, Bartlett DE. 2013. Rational design of nanofiber scaffolds for orthopedic tissue repair and regeneration. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2013 Sep;8(9):1459-81.
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Kim JD, Shuler FD, Mo B, Gibbs SR, Belmaggio T, Giangarra CE. 2013. Traumatic laryngeal fracture in a collegiate basketball player. Sports Health. 2013 May;5(3):273-5.
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Shuler FD, Hendrix J, Hodroge S, Short A. 2013. Antibiotic-like actions of vitamin D. W V Med J. 2013 Jan-Feb;109(1):22-5.
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Ma B, MacEwan MR, Shuler FD, Wingate MK, Xie J.. 2013. Recent advances on three-dimensional electrospun nanofiber scaffols for tissue regeneration and repair World Scientific Publishing Co.

Shuler, FD, Wingate, MK, Moore GH, Giangarra, C. 2012. Sports Health Benefits of Vitamin D November/December 2012 vol. 4 no. 6 496-501.

Shuler FD, Conjeski J, Kendall D, Salava J. 2012. Understanding the burden of osteoporosis and use of the World Health Organization FRAX. Orthopedics. 2012 Sep;35(9):798-805.
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Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Sanders DW, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Walter SD, Zdero R, Goslings JC, Teague D, Jeray K, McKee MD, Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Patients with Tibial Fractures (SPRINT) Investigators. 2012. Prognostic factors for predicting outcomes after intramedullary nailing of the tibia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Oct 3;94(19):1786-93.
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Richards JE, Magill M, Tressler MA, Shuler FD, Kregor PJ, Obremskey WT, Southeast Fracture Consortium. 2012. External fixation versus ORIF for distal intra-articular tibia fractures. Orthopedics. 2012 Jun;35(6):e862-7.
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Shuler FD, Lycans D, Salloum E. 2012. Extraskeletal effects of vitamin D: potential impact on WV disease morbidity and mortality. W V Med J. 2012 May-Jun;108(3):56-62.
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Xie J, Ma B, Michael PL, Shuler FD. 2012. Fabrication of nanofiber scaffolds with gradations in fiber organization and their potential applications. Macromol Biosci. 2012 Oct;12(10):1336-41.
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Schmitz M, Shuler FD. 2012. Anatomy Chapter 2
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Xie J, Zhong S, Ma B, Shuler FD, Lim CT. 2012. Controlled biomineralization of electrospun poly(e-caprolactone) fibers to enhance their mechanical properties. Acta Biomater. 2012 Nov 3.
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Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Kulkarni AV, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Wai E, Walter SD, SPRINT Investigators & the Medically Unexplained Syndromes Study Group. 2012. Development and validation of an instrument to predict functional recovery in tibial fracture patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Jun;26(6):370-8.
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Shuler FD, Daigre JL, Pham D, Kish VL. 2012. Laser Targeting with C-arm Fluoroscopy: Effect on Image Acquisition and Radiation Exposure. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Jul 5.
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SPRINT Investigators , Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M. 2011. Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: Adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Sep;64(9):1023-33.
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SPRINT Investigators , Briel M, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Guyatt G, Bhandari M, Blackhouse G, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Walter SD, Goeree R. 2011. Economic evaluation of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing in patients with closed and open tibial fractures: results from the study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures (SPRINT). Value Health. 2011 Jun;14(4):450-7.
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Shuler FD, Conjeski JM, Hamilton RL. 2011. Incorporating the WHO FRAX assessment tool into nursing practice. Am J Nurs. 2011 Aug;111(8):59-62.
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Shuler FD, Conjeski J. 2011. Defining bone health and fracture risk in West Virginia: the World Health Organization FRAX assessment tool. W V Med J. 2011 Sep-Oct;107(5):12-7.
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Wang Z, Li H, Guan W, Ling H, Wang Z, Mu T, Shuler FD, Fang X. 2010. Human SUMO fusion systems enhance protein expression and solubility. Protein Expr. Purif. 2010 Oct;73(2):203-8.
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Shuler FD, Busam M, Beimesch CF, Block JJ. 2010. Retrograde femoral nailing: computed tomography angiogram demonstrates no relative safe zone for prevention of small diameter arterial vascular injury during proximal anteroposterior interlocking. J Trauma. 2010 Nov;69(5):E42-5.
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Shuler FD, Dietz MJ. 2010. Physicians' ability to manually detect isolated elevations in leg intracompartmental pressure. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):361-7.
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Xie J, Jiang J, Teusink MJ, Shuler FD. . Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites for Tendon Repair

Shuler, F.D., Qazi Z, DeHart MM, and Schmitz, M.. . Chapter: Basic Science

Joseph Klaus, Milad Modarresi,Rodrigo Aguilar,Nesreen BenHamed,Franklin Shuler. . Improving the pharmacologic management of patients after osteoporotic hip fractures

Joseph Klaus, Milad Modarresi,Rodrigo Aguilar,Nesreen BenHamed,Franklin Shuler. . Improving the pharmacologic management of patients after osteoporotic hip fractures

Smith BJ, Buchanan GS, Shuler FD.. . a comparison of imaging modalities for the diagnosis of osteomyelitis.