Orthopedics

How long will my new hip (or knee) last?

  • Man holding knee

A frequent question asked by total joint replacement patients is “How long will my new hip (or knee) last?”   For many years, the standard reply has been “15 to 20 years”. Recent research involving 500,000 patients from six different countries suggests that, for many, these numbers may be too low. […]

Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Man with rotator cuff injury

What do house painters, baseball pitchers and carpenters all have in common? They all run the risk of damaging their rotator cuff at work. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that join the upper arm bone, or humerus, to the shoulder blades. Injury or overuse can create […]

Possible Risks of Delaying a Total Joint Replacement 

  • woman with knee pain sitting on exam table

There are a lot of factors patients consider when deciding when to get a total joint replacement of a hip or knee. While pain is usually the primary consideration, it is not the only one. Other factors include:   Overall health  Weight loss concerns  The time needed off work for surgery and recovery  The risks of […]

What are the consequences of putting off a total joint replacement?

According to Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, RMH Orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacements, patients who put off having a necessary joint replacement risk weakening the muscles surrounding the joint. Weakened muscles will extend the time it takes to complete rehabilitation therapy after joint replacement surgery. Having a total joint replacement […]

RMH Has Effective Tool for the Treatment of Knee Pain

Since arriving at RMH, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther has begun giving various injections in the knee, including a type of injection known as “viscosupplementation”.   Normal knee joints have sacs of a thick, slippery, fluid between the bone. This fluid helps cushion the joint and allow the bones in the knee to slide […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery at RMH

Rotator cuff repair surgery is one of the more common surgeries done on the shoulder.  Most rotator cuff damage is caused by aging, but sometimes it can be caused by a fall, an attempt to jerk up on something  heavy, or repetitive motion such as painting, playing tennis or throwing […]