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Michael S. Shuler, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. Shuler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate education. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed his orthopedic surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, then spent an additional year of training focused solely on hand and upper extremity surgery and microsurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Shuler joined Athens Orthopedic Clinic in 2008 and founded the Hand & Upper Extremity Center, which serves patients through specialty trained surgeons and a team of certified hand therapists. By providing this comprehensive team approach, care is individualized and tailored to the needs of the patient in order to maximize recovery while limiting down time. The Center focuses on both acute injuries and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist, and arm.

Dr. Shuler has specialized in minimally invasive procedures including carpal tunnel release and cubital tunnel release. Post operative restrictions after surgery are limited to 3 days of a soft dressings with no activity limitations. Surgery usually takes from 5-15 minutes and dissolvable sutures are used to speed recovery. Dr. Shuler has taught other orthopedic surgeons the technique for minimally invasive/ endoscopic carpal tunnel release since 2015.  

Dr. Shuler has been a pioneer in minimally invasive Cmc thumb arthritis management (arthroplasties). Cmc arthritis (base of the thumb arthritis) is a very common and painful degenerative condition. Using a novel technique stabilizing the thumb with a suture bridge allows for reduced recovery time. Dr. Shuler has published a paper describing excellent results on the first 242 patients with up to 9 year follow up. Casting is limited to only 2 weeks versus the standard 6 weeks. Limited post op immobilization allows for faster recovery.  

Dr. Shuler is also active in research exploring the use of biological non-operative management (amniotic fluid and platelet rich plasm-PRP) for common conditions such as trigger fingers and tennis elbow.  

Dr. Shuler also has significant experience with Dupuytren’s contracture and the use of Xiaflex injections. Xiaflex injections allow for minimal recovery and no surgery to dissolve the hard palmar nodules and cords with minimal down time and limitations.  

Dr. Shuler is active in medical research and device development as well. Dr. Shuler has published over 25 peer reviewed publications. He currently is helping manage of a Department of Defense grant working toward developing a non-invasive monitoring system for compartment syndrome. He has helped raise over $10,000,000 in federal funding for medical device development.  

Additionally, Dr. Shuler is leading the efforts to develop a sponge-less negative pressure wound therapy dressing that can be used without the need for change for up to 6 days. The novel dressing allows for irrigation and wound visualization.  

Dr. Shuler is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Shuler sits on several medical journal review boards as well Department of Defense grant review boards.  

Dr. Shuler sees patients and performs surgery in Athens, Loganville. and Greensboro. Dr. Shuler’s team consists of physician's assistant (PA) Karl Kline and nurses Wendy Wynne and Sandy McCannon. They would be happy to see you and discuss what options exist to tailor a treatment to maximize your function and minimize recovery.  


Professional Qualifications (CLICK TO EXPAND)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow
2012

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Active Member
2012

American Orthopaedic Association
Emerging Leaders
2009

Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Active Member
2012

Southern Orthopaedic Association
Member
2009

LICENSURE

State of Georgia Medical and Surgical License
2003

The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified
2010

Certificate of Additional Qualification – Surgery of the Hand
2011

RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Shuler has several publications related to conditions of the upper extremity as well as compartment syndrome. He currently has several active clinical studies examining upper extremities conditions.

Peer Review Publications

  • Couch L, Roskosky M, Shuler M, Freedman B. Correlation between skin pigment and NIRS values: a comparison of three commercially available devices. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. (In Press)
  • Johnson A, Roskosky M, Shuler M, Freedman B. Depth Penetration of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in the Obese. Journal of Trauma and Treatment. (In Press)
  • Kovalenko B, Roskosky M, Shuler M, Freedman B. Effects of Ambient Light on Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Trauma and Treatment. (In Press)
  • Reisman W, Shuler M, Roskosky M, Kinsey T, Freedman B. Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Detect Sustained Hyperaemia Following of Lower Extremity Trauma. Military Medicine. (In Press)
  • Austin A, Green S, Ahsan S, Roskosky M, Shuler M. Cadaveric Study for Appropriate Screw Length for Distal Radius Stabilization Using Volar Plate Fixation. The American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 Aug;44(8):369-72 (PMID: 26251935)
  • Roskosky M, Robinson G, Shuler M, Freedman B. Subcutaneous Depth in a Traumatized Lower Extremity. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014 Sep;77(3 Suppl 2):S190-3. (PMID: 25159354)
  • Cole A, Roskosky M, Shuler M, Freedman B. Near infrared spectroscopy and lower extremity acute compartment syndrome: a review of the literature. Journal of Trauma and Treatment. (In-press)
  • Cathcart, CC, MS Shuler, BA Freedman, LR Reno, SC Budsberg. Correlation of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and direct pressure monitoring in an acute porcine compartmental syndrome model. J Ortho Trauma. 2014; June 28(6):365-9 (PMID:24857905).
  • Jackson K 2nd, Cole A, Potter BK, Shuler M, Kinsey T, Freedman B. Identification of optimal control compartments for serial near-infrared spectroscopy assessment of lower extremity compartmental perfusion. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013; Spring;22(1):2-9. (PMID:23449048)
  • Reisman WM, Shuler MS, Kinsey TK, Cole AL, Whitesides TE, Davila MG, Smith EK, Moore TJ. Relationship between near infrared spectroscopy and intracompartmental pressures. J Emerg Med. 2013; 44(2):292-298. (PMID: 22921857) Harvey EJ, Sanders DW, Shuler MS, Lawendy A, Cole AL, Al Qahtani SM, Schmidt AH. What’s new in acute compartment syndrome? J Orthop Trauma. Dec, 2012. 26(12):699-702. (PMID: 22913965)
  • Cole AL, Herman RA, Heimlich JB, Ahsan S, Freedman BA, Shuler MS. Ability of near infrared spectroscopy to measure oxygenation in isolated upper extremity compartments. J Hand Surg. 2012; 37(2): 297-302. (PMID: 22189186)
  • Cole AL, Smith EK, Austin AV, Freedman BA, Shuler MS. Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring for Compartment Syndrome. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2012; 27(1):15-21.
    Potter BK, Freedman BA, Shuler MS. Fasciotomy Wound Management and Closure. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2012; 27(1): 62-6. (PMID:
  • Desai MJ, Shuler MS, Seiler JG. Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2012; 27(1):30-7.
  • Shuler MS, WM Reisman, AL Cole, TE Whitesides, JR, TJ Moore. Near-infrared spectroscopy in acute compartment syndrome: Case report. Injury. 2011;42:1506-8. (PMCID:21489528)
  • Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TL Kinsey, TE Whitesides, JR, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Correlation between Muscle Oxygenation and Compartment Pressures in Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2010;92:863-870. (PMCID: 20360509)
  • Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Lower Extremity Trauma. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2009 June; 91(6):1360-68. (PMCID:19487513)
  • Shuler MS, S Luria, TE Trumble. Basal Joint Arthritis of the Thumb: An Evidenced-Based Review. The Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2008. (PMCID: 18611999)
  • Shuler MS, MD Rooks, JR Roberson. Tantalum Implant in Early Osteonecrosis of the Hip: Preliminary Report on Operative, Survival and Outcome Results. Arthroplasty. 2007 Jan;22(1):26-31. (PMCID: 17197305)
  • Shuler MS, LE Jasper LE, PB Rauh, ME Mulligan, CT Moorman, III. Tunnel Convergence in Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 2006 Feb; 22(2): 193-198. (PMCID: 16458805)
  • Mont MA, LC Jones, AD Rajadhyakssha, MS Shuler, DS Hungerford, L Sieve-Smith, P Wang, AG Cordista, CJ Glueck. Risk Factors for Pulmonary Emboli After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. Cin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 May; 422: 154-63. (PMCID: 15187850)
  • SooHoo, N., M. Shuler, L. Fleming. Correlation of AOFAS Clinical Rating System Scores to SF-36 Scores of Patients with Foot and Ankle Complaints. Foot & Ankle International. 2003 Jan; 24(1): 50-55. (PMCID: 12540082)
  • Lea, J., S. Jin, M. Shuler, M. Marrero, J Sands, J. Tumlin. Angiotensin II Stimulates Calcineurin PhosphataseActivity in LLC-PK1 Cells Through Tyrosine Phosphorylation. The Journal of American Society of Nephrology. 2002 Jul;13(7):1750-6. (PMCID: 12089370)

Publications in Review

Book Chapters

  • Shuler MS, Roskosky M, Kinney J, Elstad, Z. (2016). “Phalangeal Fractures.” UUPrinciples of Hand Surgery and Therapy.UU 3 rd ed. Ed. Thomas Trumble, MD, Ghazi Rayan, MD, Jeffery Budoff, MD, Mark Baratz, MD. Philadelphia: Saunders.
  • Shuler MS, Roskosky M, Freedman B. (2015) “Compartment Syndrome.” Skeletal Trauma. 5 th ed. Ed. Browner B, Jupiter J, Krettek C, Anderson P. Philadelphia: Saunders. 437-463.
  • Shuler MS, TE Trumble. (2008). “Phalangeal Fractures.” UUFractures of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication.UU Ed. Jeffery Budoff, MD. Rosemont: American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 3-19.
  • Shuler MS, JF Slade, III. (2009). “Phalangeal Fractures.” UUPrinciples of Hand Surgery and Therapy.UU 2 nd ed. Ed. Thomas Trumble, MD, Ghazi Rayan, MD, Jeffery Budoff, MD, Mark Baratz, MD. Philadelphia: Saunders. 81-117.
  • Chung KC, MS Shuler. (2009). “Nerve Repair and Nerve Transfers.” UUPrinciples of Hand Surgery and Therapy.UU 2 nd ed. Ed. Thomas Trumble, MD, Ghazi Rayan, MD, Jeffery Budoff, MD, Mark Baratz, MD. Philadelphia: Saunders. 244-255.
  • Stern PJ, JC Elfar, MS Shuler. (2009). “Arthritis.” UUPrinciples of Hand Surgery and Therapy.UU 2 nd ed. Ed. Thomas Trumble, MD, Ghazi Rayan, MD, Jeffery Budoff, MD, Mark Baratz, MD. Philadelphia: Saunders. 352-384.

HONORS / AWARDS

2009: Harley & Betty Baxter Award, Southern Orthopaedic Association
Top resident/Fellow Paper, 26th Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL

2009: Robert Kelly Research Society, 32th Annual, Emory University
Top Scientific Paper Award- by Richard J Hawkins, MD

2007: Harley & Betty Baxter Award
Combined Southern & Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting
Top Resident/ Fellow Paper, 24th Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada

2007: Robert Kelly Research Society
30th Annual, Emory University
Resident Paper Award- 1st Place; by Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD

2006: Joseph “Skoot” Dimon, MD Award, Real-Life Orthopaedics
Top Resident Paper, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2006: Harley & Betty Baxter Award, Southern Orthopaedic Association
Top Resident/Fellow Paper, 23rd Annual Meeting, Paradise Island, Bahamas

2005: Robert Kelly Research Society, 28th Annual, Emory University
Resident Paper Award- 1 st Place; by James N. Weinstein, DO MS

1997: Hiram Perry Homes Award, UNC-CH
National Phi Delta Theta Scholarship for scholarship, leadership and service

1997: The Order of the Old Well, UNC-CH
The University honor society based on leadership and service activities

1997: Phi Beta Kappa, UNC-CH

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Upper Extremity Surgery and Microsurgery Fellowship, The University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
2007-2008

Basic Training Program in Microsurgery, Emory University
Atlanta, GA
2005

PRESENTATIONS

Budsberg S, Shuler M, Roskosky M, Uhl E, Hansen M, Feedman B. Evaluation Of NIRS, Serum Bipmarker And Muscle Damage In A Porcine Ballroom Compression Model Of ECS. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Oct 2015.

Shuler M, Roskosky M, Freedman B. Continual Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in Acute Compartment Syndrome. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Oct 2015.

Shuler M, Roskosky M, Freedman B. Continual Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in Acute Compartment Syndrome. Military Health Systems Research Symposium, Aug 2015.

Shuler M, Roskosky M, Freedman B. Continual Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in Acute Compartment Syndrome. Southern Orthopedic Association, July 2015.

Budsberg S, Shuler M, Feedman B. Assessing NIRS Ability To Detect The Clinical Consequence Of Delayed ECS. Orthopedic Research Society, Feb 2015.

Budsberg S, Shuler M, Roskosky M, Uhl E, Hansen M, Feedman B. Evaluation Of NIRS, Serum Bipmarker And Muscle Damage In A Porcine Ballroom Compression Model Of ECS. Orthopedic Research Society, Feb 2015. (Best Poster Award)

Reisman W, Cole A, Roskosky M, Shuler M, Andras L, Moore T. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the SubAcute Setting of Lower Extremity Trauma. Military Health Systems Research Symposium, August 2014. (Podium)

Roskosky M, Cole A, Epstein E, Shuler M. Suture Fixation Versus Reconstruction in CMC Arthroplasty: Double-blind RCT. American Orthopedic Association / Canadian Orthopedic Association Joint Meeting, June 2014. (Podium)

Roskosky M, Cole A, Epstein E, Shuler M. Suture Fixation Versus Reconstruction in CMC Arthroplasty: Double-blind RCT. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 2014. (Podium)

Roskosky M, Robinson G, Shuler M, Freedman B. Subcutaneous Depth in a Traumatized Lower Extremity. Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting, December 2013. (Podium)

Roskosky M, Shuler M. Suture Fixation Versus Reconstruction in CMC Arthroplasty: Double-blind RCT. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 2013. (Podium)

Roskosky M, Robinson G, Shuler M, Freedman B. Subcutaneous Depth in a Traumatized Lower Extremity. Southern Orthopedic Association 30th Annual Meeting, July 2013. (Poster)

Budsberg S, Shuler M, Freedman B, Hansen M. Evaluation of NIRS, serum biomarkers and muscle damage in a porcine balloon compression model of acute compartment syndrome. Military Health System Research Symposium, August 2013.

Roskosky M, Robinson G, Shuler M, Freedman B. Subcutaneous Depth in a Traumatized Lower Extremity. Military Health System Research Symposium, August 2013. (Podium)

Freedman B, Shuler M, Cathcart C, Reynolds L, Budsberg S. NIRS versus direct pressure monitoring of acute compartmental syndrome in a porcine model. Medical Heath Services Research Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Aug 13th -16th, 2012.

Jackson K, Cole AL, Potter BK, Kinsey TK, Shuler MS, Smith EK, Freedman BA. Identification of optimal control compartments for near-infrared spectroscopy assessment of lower extremity compartmental perfusion. Orthopedic Trauma Association 2012 Annual Meeting, October 2012. (Podium presentation)

Cathcart C, Shuler M, Freedman B, Reynolds L, Cole A, Whitesides TE, Smith EK, Budsberg S. NIRS vs direct pressure monitoring of acute compartmental syndrome in a porcine model. Orthopedic Trauma Association 2012 Annual Meeting, October 2012. (Poster presentation)

Shuler MS, Cole AL, Monroe PC, Harris LC, Chancey JA, Smith EK. Compression glove may prevent complications secondary to distal radius fractures. 125th Annual Meeting of the American

Orthopaedic Association, Washington D.C., June 27-30, 2012. (Poster presentation)

Cathcart C, Shuler M, Freedman B, Reynolds L, Cole A, Budsberg S, Whitesides TE, Smith EK. Non-invasive NIRS versus invasive direct pressure monitoring of acute compartmental syndrome in a porcine model. 125th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Washington D.C., June 27-30, 2012. (Poster presentation)

Cole AL, Herman RA, Heimlich JB, Ahsan S, Freedman BA, Shuler MS. Ability of near infrared spectroscopy to isolate muscle compartments of the upper extremity. 125th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Washington D.C., June27-30, 2012. (Poster presentation)

Cole AL, Herman RA, Heimlich JB, Ahsan S, Shuler MS, Freedman BA. Ability of near infrared spectroscopy to isolate muscle compartments of the upper extremity. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2012. (Paper presentation)

Cathcart C, Shuler M, Freedman B, Reynolds L, Cole A, Budsberg S. Non-invasive NIRS versus invasive direct pressure monitoring of acute compartment syndrome in a porcine model. Orthopedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, February 2012.

Herman R, Heimlich B, Cole AL, Shuler MS. Ability of near infrared spectroscopy to isolate muscle compartments of the upper extremity. Ninth Annual American Medical Association Medical Student Section/Resident & Fellow Section Joint Research Symposium, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

Shuler MS. Symposium 3: Compartment Syndrome: New Technologies: Non-Invasive Compartment Monitoring. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, San Antonio, TX, October 2011. (Forum discussion)

Harris LC, Cole AL, Monroe PC, Chancey JA, Shuler MS. Compression glove may prevent complications secondary to distal radius fractures. 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapy, Nashville, TN, September 2011. (Podium presentation)

Shuler MS, Cole AL, Monroe PC, Harris LC, Chancey JA, Robinson MA. Compression glove may prevent complications secondary to distal radius fractures. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Las Vegas, NV, September 2011. (Podium presentation)

Shuler MS, Cole AL, Robinson MA, Freedman BA. Comparison of near infrared spectroscopy values between compartments of the lower extremities. Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2011 Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 2011. (Poster presentation)

Freedman B, Cole A, Shuler M, Jackson K, Owens L, Lackie D. Do skin pigmentation and hair affect nearinfrared spectroscopy assessment of leg compartment syndrome. Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2011 Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 2011. (Poster presentation)

Freedman B, Jackson K, Shuler M, Cole A. Do skin pigmentation and hair affect near-infrared spectroscopy assessment of leg compartment syndrome? Southern Orthopedic Association 28th Annual Meeting, Big Island, HI, July 2011. (Poster presentation)

MAJ Brett Freedman, MD; CPT Keith Jackson, MD; Michael Shuler, MD; Ashley Cole, MPH Do Skin Pigmentation and Hair Affect Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Assessment of Leg Compartment Syndrome. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego, CA. Feb 15-19, 2011.

Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Correlation between muscle oxygenation and compartment pressure in acute compartment syndrome of the leg: A new screening technique. American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), San Diego, CA. June 8-10, 2010.

Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Correlation between muscle oxygenation and compartment pressure in acute compartment syndrome of the leg: A new screening technique. Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Greensboro, GA. Oct 7-10, 2009.

Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Correlation between muscle oxygenation and compartment pressure in acute compartment syndrome of the leg: A new screening technique. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Amelia Island, FL. July 15-18, 2009.

Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in Lower Extremity Trauma. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Paradise Island, Bahamas. June 17-20, 2009.

Shuler MS, WM Reisman, TE Whitesides, JR, TL Kinsey, EM Hammerberg, MG Davila, TJ Moore. Correlation between muscle oxygenation and compartment pressure in acute compartment syndrome of the leg: A new screening technique. Orthopaedics Trauma Association OTA Annual Meeting – 25th Anniversary Meeting, San Diego, CA. Oct 8-10, 2009

Shuler M, Reisman W, Whitesides, Jr. T, Hammerberg EM, Andras L, Moore T. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in Lower Extremity Trauma. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Hot Springs VA. June 11 – 15, 2008.

Shuler MS, TS Oswald, DK Monson, WB McClelland, RW Bruce, Jr. Characterization of Anti-HLA Antibody Response in Recipients of Freeze Dried Cadaveric Cancellous Bone Graf. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. March 5-9 th, 2008.

Shuler MS, TS Oswald, DK Monson, WB McClelland, RW Bruce, Jr. Characterization of Anti-HLA Antibody Response in Recipients of Freeze Dried Cadaveric Cancellous Bone Graft. Georgia Orthopaedics Society, Lake Oconee, Georgia, Oct 11-14, 2007.

Shuler MS, TS Oswald, DK Monson, WB McClelland, RW Bruce, Jr. Characterization of Anti-HLA Antibody Response in Recipients of Freeze Dried Cadaveric Cancellous Bone Graft. Southern & Eastern Orthopaedics Association, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Aug 1-4, 2007.

Shuler MS, TS Oswald, DK Monson, WB McClelland, RW Bruce, Jr. Characterization of Anti-HLA Antibody Response in Recipients of Freeze Dried Cadaveric Cancellous Bone Graft. International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11-14, 2007.

Shuler MS, Rooks MD, Roberson JR. Vascularized Fibular Graft versus Trabecular Metal Implant in the Treatment of Early Stage Osteonecrosis of the Hip: an Early Operative, Survival and Outcomes Analysis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego, CA. Feb 14-18th, 2007.

Shuler MS, Rooks MD, Roberson JR. Vascularized Fibular Graft versus Trabecular Metal Implant in the Treatment of Early Stage Osteonecrosis of the Hip: an Early Operative, Survival and Outcomes Analysis. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Paradise Island, Bahamas. July 19-22nd, 2006.

Shuler MS, Rooks MD, Roberson JR. Vascularized Fibular Graft versus Trabecular Metal Implant in the Treatment of Early Stage Osteonecrosis of the Hip: an Early Operative, Survival and Outcomes Analysis. Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Lake Oconee, GA. Oct 6-9 th, 2005.

Shuler M, Mont M, Jones L, Rajadhyaksha A, Hungerford D. A Cost Comparison Study of Patients Receiving Six Weeks of Intravenous Antibiotics After an Infected Total Hip Replacement, Treated at Home or in a Hospital Setting. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head Island, SC. July22-24, 2004.

Shuler M, Rauh P, Jasper L, Mulligan M, Belkoff S, Moorman C. Tunnel Convergence in Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head Island, SC. July22-24, 2004.

Shuler M, Mont M, Jones L, Rajadhyaksha A, Hungerford D. A Cost Comparison Study of Patients Receiving Six Weeks of Intravenous Antibiotics After an Infected Total Hip Replacement, Treated at Home or in a Hospital Setting. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA. Feb 5-9 th, 2003.

Mont M, Shuler M, Jones L, Rajadhyaksha A, Hungerford D, Sieve-Smith L, Wang P, Cordista A, Glueck C. Are Coagulation Abnormalities Associated with Pulmonary Embolism After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dallas, TX. Feb 13-17th, 2002.

SooHoo N, Shuler M, Fleming L. Correlation of AOFAS Clinical Rating System Scores to SF-36 Scores of Patients with Foot and Ankle Complaints. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Feb 28th – March 4th, 2001.

SooHoo N, Shuler M, Fleming L. Correlation of AOFAS Clinical Rating System Scores to SF-36 Scores of Patients with Foot and Ankle Complaints. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Orlando, FL. Oct 12-15, 2000.

SooHoo N, Shuler M, Fleming L. Correlation of AOFAS Clinical Rating System Scores to SF-36 Scores of Patients with Foot and Ankle Complaints. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Vail, CO. July 13- 16, 2000.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Athens Regional Medical Center- Chief of Orthopedics: 2011-2013

Georgia Health Sciences University/University of Georgia, Athens Georgia: May 2012- present

Clinical Assistant Professor o Summer research preceptor: 2010, 2011, 2012

University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA- Adjunct Faculty: April, 2010- present

Instructor for microvascular classes o Clinical Research evaluating acute compartment syndrome

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