Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD


Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics | Male

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Rutherford is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Bounce back faster from Joint Replacement Surgery with minimally invasive techniques of hip and knee replacements.

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Dr. Rutherford's Performance
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Patient Comments (13)
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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Dr. Rutherford's Care Philosophy

Bounce back faster from Joint Replacement Surgery with minimally invasive techniques of hip and knee replacements.

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

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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


  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Of Virginia

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Virginia

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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