Orthopedics

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

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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. […]

Veteran Surgeon Comes to RMH

RUSHVILLE — It is said that everyone has a story to tell. Rush Memorial Hospital’s newest orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, has more stories than most. Dr. Ginther, a native Hoosier, graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1970. He later received his MD degree from the Uniformed Services University […]

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 […]

Hip Replacement Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, discusses 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 […]

Knee Replacement Surgery

Listen to  RMH 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 […]

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 […]