Tag: 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 […]

How Long Will My New Hip (or Knee) Last?

Total joint replacement patients frequently want to know “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. According to recent findings, 89% of […]

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 of Health Services. After completing […]

Risks of Delaying a Total Joint Replacement 

Factors to Consider When Scheduling a Total Joint Replacement There are a lot of factors to consider when scheduling a total joint replacement of a hip or knee. While pain is usually the primary consideration, it is not the only one. It’s important to take into consideration:  Overall health  Weight loss concerns  The time needed off work for […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back Pain

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 spinal cord stimulation. Spinal Cord […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery at RMH

The rotator cuff is made up tendons and muscles that attach the arm to the shoulder. When the rotator cuff become damaged, treatment depends on the extent of the injury. If the injury is severe, surgery may be needed. Rotator cuff repair surgery is one of the more common surgeries done on the shoulder. Most […]