Surgery

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. When back pain doesn’t respond to surgery, injections, medications or rehab therapy, it can sometimes be treated with spinal cord stimulation or low-level electrical […]

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 […]