Surgery

Surgical Services Offered at RMH

Director of Surgery Summer LeSar, explains both the common general surgeries and the lesser–known specialty surgeries offered by RMH Specialty Services. As Summer points out, so many new services have been added, that it is hard to keep up with all of the changes. This is a great show for anyone who needs surgery and wants […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back Pain

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Back pain can be one of the most uncomfortable kinds of pain to live with, and one of the most difficult types of pain to treat. Common treatments include surgery, injections, medications or rehab therapy. If these don’t work, or aren’t possible, chronic back pain can sometimes be treated with […]