What is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery dealing with the preservation and restoration of function of the musculoskeletal system, including the bones, tendons, muscles and joints. If you have issues associated with movement, whether due to injury or age-related conditions, orthopedic surgeons specialize in restoring your body’s mobility. Our Rush Memorial Hospital surgeons provide a broad range of treatments, from a simple carpal tunnel release to a total joint replacement of the hip or knee.
Who are our Orthopedic Surgeons?
Some orthopedic surgeons are generalists and others specialize in treating particular parts of the body. At Rush Memorial Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons, both of whom are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, are specialists.
Dr. Jeffrey Ginther
Dr. Jeffrey Ginther’s orthopedic practice focuses on total joint replacement and reconstructive surgery of the knee, and hip but also includes arthroscopic procedures of the knee.
Dr. Ginther, a graduate of the United States Military Academy of West Point and a native of Indiana, received his MD degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Services. He completed residency training at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Colorado. His fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery took place in Mooresville, Indiana, at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery.
Dr. Ginther served as an orthopedic surgeon in the Gulf War, was an advisor to the Surgeon General for all of Southeast Asia and was appointed as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In this position, he supervised the Orthopedic Residency program, a podiatry residency program, the physical and occupational therapy departments, and was chief of the adult reconstructive service. He also supervised the Department of Defense orthopedic care for the southeast region of the United States.
Dr. Ginther is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Ginther is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Indiana State Medical Association, the Indiana Orthopedic Society, the Indianapolis Medical Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Dr. Ginther has performed over 8,000 total joint replacements in his 35-year career.
Dr. Reed Hoyer
Dr. Reed Hoyer specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Hoyer received his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Residency and Fellowship in Orthopedics at Tufts University in Boston.
Dr. Hoyer’s clinical expertise encompasses all areas of the adult upper extremity, including traumatic injuries, degenerative conditions, sports injuries, and peripheral nerve disorders. He is also well versed in traumatic injuries to the pediatric upper extremity. He has a special interest in elbow pathology, including fractures, instability, elbow arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. Additionally, he is interested in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty of the shoulder. Elbow and shoulder replacements are performed elsewhere by Dr Hoyer.
Dr. Hoyer is a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, AMA and the Indiana State Medical Association. He is also an Emerging Leader in the American Orthopedic Association.
The success of the RMH Orthopedic team would not be complete without the care and assistance of the RMH Rehabilitation Department. Recovery from orthopedic surgery frequently requires follow up by therapists who specialize in the physical and occupational therapy needed to help with maximum restoration of movement.
- Sports Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Arthritic Disorders
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacements
- Shoulder, Hip and Knee Arthroscopy
- Rotator Cuff Tears
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“To Your Health” Podcast
Hip Replacement Surgery
Listen to Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, discuss hip replacement surgery. Dr. Ginther has performed over 8,000 total joint replacements in his 35-year career. He explains how a lateral surgical approach, precise alignment of the joint and multi-modal pain management help minimize discomfort and speed recovery for hip replacement patients. Dr. Ginther also talks about the measures that RMH has taken to create clean and safe surgical and patient care environments.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Listen to Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, discuss cutting edge techniques that minimize the pain associated with knee replacement surgery. For those seeking to delay surgery, Dr. Ginther also talks about treatments that can help patients “buy time” before a total joint replacement. Dr. Ginther has done over 8,000 total joint replacements in his 35-year career as an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements.