Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Charles Rutherford, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics.Read his story

7777 Forest Ln Bldg C

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-5564

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Rutherford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rutherford "Charles S. Rutherford, M.D. is the founding member of the Southwest Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine Center where he specializes in less invasive techniques for total hip and knee replacements. A native of Dallas, Dr. Rutherford graduated from SMU in 1976. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1980, and then completed a five-year residency in othropaedics at the Medical College of Virginia. He spent another year to fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota before returning to Dallas to establish his joint replacement practice.Dr. Rutherford has held the positions of president of the medical staff, chief of surgery, and chief of orthopedics at Medical City Dallas Hospital. For the past decade, he has had a special interest in less-invasive joint replacement techniques, including quad-sparing total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, and anterior approach total hip replacements. Dr. Rutherford is Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.Dr. Rutherford is a member of a small group of orthopedic surgeons from around the nation involved with the development of minimally invasive total knee replacement techniques and an interest in minimally invasive hip replacements. Dr. Rutherford was also named one of D Magazine's Best Doctors."
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This content was provided by Dr. Rutherford "Bounce back faster from Joint Replacement Surgery with minimally invasive techniques of hip and knee replacements."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

63  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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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31  Procedures

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.


  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • 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

Dr. Rutherford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rutherford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rutherford to family and friends
63 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (63)

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  • 3
  • 2
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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 (34)

This was my first visit with Dr. Rutherford. He was attentive, patient and interested in locating the source of my pain. His office staff are friendly and professional. I am following his recommendations and thus far I'm not in any pain. He is genuine in his desire to find the right treatment...more
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Thank you for your review, Cheryl. Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care and it starts with an expert staff. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!

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Fantastic doctor! Skilled, experienced! You can trust him.... he will do his very best for you!
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So pleased that as a new patient I was able to get in so quickly and get the help I needed.
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Thank you for the kind words, Darlene!

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My husband and I have high regard for Dr. Rutherford. He replaced our knees, and we had good outcomes on all four surgeries. We feel that Dr Rutherford is thorough, attentive, and we have a great deal of confidence in his ability and expertise. We feel that he is one of the best in his...more
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Thank you for taking a moment to share such kind words. We will be sure to recognize the team for exceeding expectations!

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I ha total knee replace on my left last yet in May and had the right done this past May. I am in my 4th week today, and never felt better.!i have already since last year recommended Dr Rutherford many time to people that I know. He is very good ay what he does,
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