Dr. Felix Cheung Receives Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Felix H. Cheung, associate professor in the department of orthopaedics, department vice chair of operations and finance, and chief of the division of orthopaedic oncology at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2014 National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).

Cheung becomes the first Marshall professor to win the award. It was created in 1996 and recognizes medical school professors who make a significant impact on their students and medical education and is given to one person annually.

Marshall Orthopaedics' Dr. Shuler Discusses Senior Fractures on WSAZ

The risk of falling is increased as we get older due to vision changes or balance disturbances. As we get older, there is a 30% risk of falling with in a year after turning 65 and 50% at the age of 80. The chance of falling increases as does the risk of breaking a bone.

The key is detection because it is a silent disease. Statistics show that 50% can't get up after falling and breaking a hip and 25% pass away within one year of the fracture. Most falls that happen take place in the bathroom so make sure that they are will lit, no loose rugs, and have a bed rail. The second is if you feel you are starting to have visual imbalance, get checked out. Also get a bone density test. All of this starts with your primary care doctor and then identify the risk factors. There are many things that can be done to prevent them, but you need to remember that falls beget falls and they are warning signs so please visit your doctor. For more information, watch this video!

Marshall Orthopaedics' Dr. Shuler Named Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery

Frank Shuler, MD, PhD, an orthopedic traumatologist with Marshall Orthopaedics and the medical director of the Senior Fracture Program at Cabell Huntington Hospital, has been selected as the Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Shuler was nominated by his peers and reviewed by a physician-led research team that carefully examined his crdentials and selected him for his excellence in medical care and practice.

The Herald Dispatch - Marshall Orthopaedics and KDMC Sponsor 2013 Valor Run

More than 200 runners took part in the second annual Valor Run, sponsored by King's Daughters Medical Center and Marshall Orthopaedics, on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Ashland.

KDMC presented a check for $2,000 from the run's proceeds to Supportive Services for Veteran Families, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Dr. Franklin D. Shuler Expendable Scholarship Established

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine ("JCESOM") has received a donation to establish the Dr. Franklin D. Shuler expendable scholarship.  This scholarship was established by a grateful patient in honor of Dr. Shuler “for his medical abilities in providing life changing care and treatment”.  The recipient of this award is a chosen 4th year medical student at the JCESOM who has demonstrated an interest in Orthopaedics.  The inaugural recipient is Thomas Schlierf, MSIV. 


The Daily Independent - Marshall Orthopaedics and KDMC Sponsor Color Splash 5K Run

 ASHLAND, Ky. — By mid-morning a purple cloud was likely hanging over Central Park in Ashland, Ky., as 800 runners took off for the inaugural Color Splash 5K run.

The event was hosted by King’s Daughters Medical Center’s sports medicine program and Marshall University’s orthopaedics program, with proceeds from the run going to fund a concussion testing and sports physical program for high school athletes.

Marshall Orthopaedics' physicians and staff at the Color Splash 5K:

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ASHLAND, Ky. — By mid-morning a purple cloud was likely hanging over Central Park in Ashland, Ky., as 800 runners took off for the inaugural Color Splash 5K run. - See more at: http://www.irontontribune.com/2013/07/28/splash-of-color/#sthash.qrvlnXWB.dpuf


The Herald Dispatch - Marshall Orthopaedics Assists with Senior Lifestyle Event

Dr. Frank Shuler, medical director of Cabell Huntington Hospital's Senior Fracture Program, said he saw the health fair as an opportunity to reach out to an at-risk population.

"We are the second oldest state, with a large number of our population age 65 and older. The No. 1 predictor of a break in a bone is age, so we have a population with significant risk factors," Shuler said. "So, this program, this outreach allows us to identify those at risk before it happens."

The Herald Dispatch - Cabell Huntington Hospital's Senior Fracture Program

Cabell Huntington Hospital's Senior Fracture Program, led by Mashall Orthopaedics' physician Dr. Frank Shuler, provides hip fracture patients with the best possible care, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Vitamin D Council - Marshall University Research Day

I want to publicly thank Professor Franklin Shuler of Marshall University School of Medicine for inviting me to give a series of lectures and the keynote address at their 25th annual research day on March 18th and 19th. It was truly an honor. I also want to thank all the other professors and staff that gave me such a warm reception.

The Leading Edge - Marshall Orthopaedics' Oncology Division

 Most people facing treatment for bone cancer see many different doctors as they progress from testing to diagnosis to surgery and other treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. But here in the Tri-State region, patients have a “one-stop shop” for all bone cancer care – Felix Cheung, MD, the only orthopedic oncologist within a 120 mile radius of Huntington.

WSAZ - National Non-Profit Organization Provides Free Hip and Knee Replacements

The mission of Operation Walk USA, a non-profit organization, is to encourage and enable joint replacement surgeons to provide mobility and improve quality of life for uninsured patients in the United States who suffer from disabling arthritis of the hip or knee.

More than 109 orthopedic surgeons at 49 hospitals in 29 states will provide free joint replacements to 200 people on Friday, Dec. 7.

Dr. Ali Oliashirazi with Cabell Huntington Hospital is performing Hysell's surgery. Cabell Huntington is the only hospital in West Virginia that's participating in Operation Walk USA.

The NY Active Times - The Supplement You Should be Taking

After evaluating 77 studies on the correlation between injury, healing and Vitamin D levels, the authors found that even injuries were linked to the vitamin. “Athletes that had musculoskeletal injuries had a greater likelihood of being vitamin D deficient,” said primary author Dr. Franklin D. Shuler, an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. 

 A Nation in Motion (Brought to you by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - Patient Testimonial

In 2009 I was in a motor vehicle accident that broke both my femurs, both knees, my right tibia, fibula and ankle. I was also missing 13x8cm muscle and skin, and 8cm of bone from my tibia. I fractured many ribs and also suffered from a stroke. I was an 18 year old high school senior facing amputation, that’s when I truely have my first memory of Dr. Shuler.

The Herald Dispatch - Cabell Huntington Hospital Recognized for Hip and Knee Surgery

Cabell Huntington Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in West Virginia in quality for hip and knee replacement surgery, according to Healthgrades, a national independent hospital quality ratings organization.

The hospital also received top joint replacement ratings with five stars out of five from HealthGrades. The awards place Cabell Huntington Hospital as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for the second consecutive year.

The Herald Dispatch - Marshall Medical School Establishing New Scholarships

Two [scholarships] are being created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedics, under the direction of chairman Dr. Ali Oliashirazi. The Department of Orthopaedics Third Year Medical Student Scholarship will be awarded to a third-year student who has an interest in orthopaedic medicine and excels academically. The Department of Orthopaedics Fourth Year Medical Student Scholarship will be awarded to a fourth-year student who has maintained a 4.0 grade point average during medical school and also has a financial need.

The Herald Dispatch - Orthopaedic Program Graduates First Class

Five years after doing what some said couldn’t be done, three men are standing to prove it could. On Friday evening, the first graduating class of the orthopedic residency program at Marshall University School of Medicine was recognized in a ceremony at the Palms Reception Hall in Huntington.

The Herald Dispatch - Experienced Orthopaedic Sports Team Cares for Athletes from Head to Toe

As the exclusive orthopedic sports medicine providers to the Marshall University Thundering Herd athletic teams, patients who receive care from the sports medicine team at Marshall University will receive the same level of care as Division I athletes.

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