Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dallas, TX and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1980. He is affiliated with Medical City Dallas. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Southwest Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

7777 Forest Ln Ste C300G Dallas, TX 75230
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Based on 111 ratings

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I had a hip replacement. Dr. Rutherford is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Martha Gerhart – Jul 13, 2020
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I recently had an excellent visit with Dr. Rutherford and his friendly staff. I had been told by another physician that I need a hip replacement on my right hip. I new immediately that, if I was to have a hip replacement, I wanted Dr. Rutherford to do it. Working with Dr. Rutherford, we are taking a more conservative approach and I appreciate that.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Tom J Holland – Jun 17, 2020
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I was a pleasant visit. He listened well and was interested in helping me with my issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sabrina Sydenstricker – Jun 05, 2020
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I had a shoulder issue and Dr. Rutherford was very thorough and explained everything. Got a cortisone shot and some exercises to do, and my shoulder feels much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 20, 2020
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Very informative, respectful, on time , very clean, staff was very pleasant. I would give excellent rating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 19, 2020
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Rutherford and his staff have me pain free and walking 18 holes of golf. They are competent, friendly and give great service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan Boyles – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Rutherford did a hip replacement for me in October of 2014. The results were very successful. I recently returned to set up the same surgery on the other hip. Everyone in the office is very professional, and they take time to listen and answer any questions that I might have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 18, 2020
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Dr. Rutherford has been my joint doctor for 3 years. Every time I visit the staff is professional, efficient and friendly. He replaced one hip and is about to replace the other. I would highly recommend Dr. Rutherford.
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May 12, 2020
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Very professional, informative. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. Extremely pleased with visit, moving forward with hip replacement surgery.
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May 11, 2020
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Treated me with respect. Did not rush. Answered all my questions. Gave me options other than immediate surgery. Was very professional. Gave me confidence in his judgement.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
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Janie – Feb 09, 2020
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I am very pleased with the knee replacement surgery I had on Dec. 18. Dr. Rutherford replaced my right knee 10 years ago and my left knee in Dec. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I have recommended him to friends and will continue to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay Loucks in Dallas, TX – Jan 21, 2020
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From the original o.v. to testing and pre-op visit all personnel have been absolutely amazing. Nurses called regularly to inform about impending procedures. It has been a relief.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 12, 2020
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I strongly recommend this Orthopedic Doctor Charles Rutherford for any or the issues n surgeries. He is very good at his work, down to earth, kind & compassionate. If u choose him u r in good hands. U need not worry about any thing regarding ur health issues.He is the best Doctor in Dallas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Radha Chadalavada. – Jan 08, 2020
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Dr. Rutherford replaced both of my hips. The left one in 2005 and the right one in 2006. Hips are still working great and that is why I decided to have him replace both of my knees in 2020. The left one in Feb. 2020 and the right one layer in the year.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Rutherford was recommended to me by a family friend, who had a hip replacement performed by him. I have had only a consultation with him so far, but was very favorably impressed with him and his staff. Unlike other orthopedic surgeons that I have seen, he is not only very professional and knowledgeable, but he listens to you and treats you with dignity and respect. He gives you the best options for resolving your condition, and does not try to pressure you into surgery. I will be scheduling my procedure with him in the near future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 10, 2019
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When I suffered a shoulder injury recently I had no second thoughts about who I wanted to seek medical opinion from. I previously had both my hips replaced by Dr Rutherford in 2004 and 2015. He executed those 2 operations so successfully so much so that 15 years on my left hip is showing little signs of wear and the right hip is just as good. He reviews the symptoms and offers options and opinion that provide the patient with an informed diagnosis.He does not immediately jump to the conclusion that surgery is the only option - he twice has indicated to me that other options are initially the best course of action. He has an experienced and patient friendly team to support him. He and his team are professional in approach and from my personal experience, experts in what they do. I unreservedly would recommend Dr Rutherford and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Latta – Nov 25, 2019
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Total knee replacement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wayne Johnson – Sep 16, 2019
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Dr Rutherford and his staff were professional and efficient. There was little wait and this doctor & office visit was one of the best that I have ever had. Follow up was needed for additional testing and everything was handled accurately and quickly. Dr. Rutherford and his staff have greatly exceeded my expectations.
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west soward – Sep 14, 2019
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Prior to my L Hip Replacement 1 year ago, I had been unable to go about my everyday life due to chronic pain, limited movement and difficulty walking up and down my stairs. I had to request wheelchair assistance when I flew because I could not walk nor stand for lengths of time. I wasn’t making my bed normally, electing to fold my flat sheet in half and sleep between sides because making the bed was too painful. I was unable to work. Dr Rutherford literally gave me my life back when he replaced my hip: After just 5 weeks, I was able to walk up and down my stairwell normally. After 3 months, I was walking between 10,000 - 14,000 plus steps over brick and cobblestone streets in Europe’s old Mediterranean cities, enjoying climbing stairs in order to view the Mediterranean from atop high walls surrounding ancient ports, never lagging behind the rest of the tour groups. Thank you, Dr Rutherford, for giving me my back my life! A big thank you to all of Dr Rutherford’s positive staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katherine Winship – Sep 12, 2019
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I selected Dr. Rutherford based on the recommendation of physical therapists I was using. The experience was much better than I expected based on earlier experience with another doctor. The only negative aspect was that I didn't enjoy the spinal but I also don't like heavy sedation so there was a trade off. And that wasn't Dr. Rutherford, of course. I was very surprise at how quickly I healed and how little pain I had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rod Jenkins – Jul 30, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Charles S. Rutherford, M.D. is the founding member of the Southwest Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine Center where he specializes in less invasive techniques...Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Education

1986
Mayo Clinic|Mayo Clinic St Marys Hospital|Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Med College Of Virginia|Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School
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What conditions does Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD treat?

Dr. Rutherford frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis, Joint Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rutherford's office is located at 7777 Forest Ln Ste C300G, Dallas, TX 75230. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD is affiliated with Medical City Dallas.

How much experience does Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD have?

Dr. Rutherford has over 42 years of healthcare experience.

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There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rutherford's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rutherford treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rutherford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rutherford treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rutherford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rutherford treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rutherford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rutherford's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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 Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Southwest Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Medical City Office7777 Forest Ln Ste C300G Dallas, TX 75230
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