Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD
Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Rutherford is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

7777 Forest Ln Bldg C

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-5564

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Bounce back faster from Joint Replacement Surgery with minimally invasive techniques of hip and knee replacements.
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Dr. Rutherford's Experience

Dr. Rutherford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Med College Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Med College Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rutherford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rutherford to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Rutherford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
in Richardson, TX |
I recently had the second knee replaced by Dr Rutherford. Both procedures were uncomplicated and had other patients at the Physical Therapy office wondering why my legs were not as swollen as theirs. Dr Rutherford thought from the X-ray of the lastest knee that he could do a partial replacement using a robot, but when he looked at the knee decided I needed a complete replacement. I left that decision to him. Dr Rutherford does not cut the muscles that are by the knee. as some surgeons do.
in Flower Mound, TX |
Was just going through old files and saw my knee replacement done by Dr. Rutherford in 7/93. No problems to this day, (knock on wood), which I feel is testimony in itself.
in Mount Vernon, Tx |
I am three weeks out from total knee replacement by Dr. Charles Rutherford. My experience with Dr. Rutherford was beyond expectations from the aspect of professional care including pre-surgery and post-surgery. I approached surgery informed and confident of the procedure. Every aspect of care provided by Dr. Rutherford, his staff, Medical City, the nurses, and physical therapists was beyond reproach. I will confidently recommend Dr. Rutherford to all my family and friends. Mike Edwards
in Carrolllton, TX |
I had Dr. Rutherford perform hip replacement on one side 5 years ago and wouldn't want anyone else to do my other hip now! He and his staff are so professional and skilled and made my experience as positive as it could be.
in Plano, TX |
Dr. Rutherford and staff have been wonderful to work with. Great surgeon...explains everything clearly and with a caring attitude listens to my concerns. Hip healed very well and no complications with any aspect. I have already recommended him and his staff to all.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rutherford is a very experienced and skillful surgeon who takes the time to listen and really talk with his patients about their health issues. He offers good advice and is conservative when it comes to treatment. He wants to avoid surgery if possible, which is a good philosophy, in my opinion. He is not going to rush into surgery if the patient can live a reasonable life with other treatment. I have the utmost confidence in his care.
Denton TX |
A very organized clinic. I didn't have to wait --Dr Rutherford saw me within a few minutes of my appointment time. He is very knowledgeable and was willing to answer my questions about hip replacements. He is also a very polite person. The kind of doctor who inspires confidence in a patient.
in Texarkana, TX |
In my opinion, an excellent orthopedic with an exceptional staff. EVERY consideration was thought of with the PATIENT in mind. The entire process could not have been easier. My physical therapist was impressed as well- from the cut on the knee to the speed of recovery....just do what they tell you to do.
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rutherford and his staff were very accommodating and helpful. Dr. Rutherford took time to listen to my concerns and answered my questions to my satisfaction. His assistant was also most helpful in getting the date and time of my surgery scheduled. I feel very confident in having Dr. Rutherford perform my knee surgery.
in Paris, TX |
My appointment was at 3pm and I was escorted to the exam room at 3:01pm ...... a really nice start to a fine meeting with Dr Rutherford. The visit from x-rays, consultation, diagnosis, and recommendation was highly professional. It all exceeded my expectations.
in Dallas, TX |
I recently received a total hip replacement performed by Dr. Charles Rutherford. At 4 weeks post surgery my new hip is excellent and at times I forget I even had it done! Great pain-free mobility and a new lease on life. Dr. Rutherford and his very helpful and pleasant staff combined with the new and awesome facilities at Medical City made my experience as good as it could be. Tremendous expertise, helpful and friendly staff and state of the art facilities! 5 STARS!!!
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rutherford is an easy going, attentive practitioner who clearly presented a diagnosis and gave me an injection for hip bursitis.
in Dallas, TX |
I wish I had another hip to be replaced.....Dr. Rutherford has literally changed my life. I now have a new lease on life.
Dallas, TX |
Takes time to listen and so many doctors don't!! I was seen by him for the first time while I was in the hospital and he was kind enough to see me at 10:30 PM. Very kind.
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rutherford has replaced both of my knees and I think he is absolutely the best! I recovered so fast both times and I know it was because of the skill of Dr. Rutherford.
Texarkana |
Highly recommend Dr. Rutherford.
in Dallas, TX |
I fell injuring previous knee replacement. I spent 5 weeks frustrated trying to see Dr Rutherford at the request of the ER physician. One problem after the other with demands from "Sandra." Finally requested paperwork in and I call Sandra. She said "Rani" refused to allow me see Mr Rutherford. Stated reason, He doesn't do shoulders and don't do knees that had already been replaced. I had been near hysteria with the complications from this injury. No care or compassion to even check my knee.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rutherford has treated me and friends of the family for various orthopedic issues and all outcomes are very good. Dr. Rutherford is compete in his assessment of the patient's issues and proposed treatment.
in Arlington tx |
I had both knees replaced 6 weeks apart and had seen 5 other Drs.for their opinions and all of them concurred that that my knees were so bad and stiff not to expect to bend them over 90 degrees. Dr.Rutherford did an amazing job on both knees and I have referred over a dozen friends with the same great outcome
Dallas, TX |
Excellent surgeon. Recovery was uncomplicated. Questions were answered clearly. Office staff is very good.
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
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  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Principal Financial Group
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