Dr. Kurt Rathjen, MD

Dr. Kurt Rathjen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kurt Rathjen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

411 N Washington Ave Ste 7500

Dallas, TX 75246

Contact Information

(214) 824-4866

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.

Education

  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Tx Sw Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rathjen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rathjen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rathjen to family and friends
3.4
based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Rathjen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Little Rock, AR |
Tuesday, June 6 was my initial appointment with Dr. Rathjen. I know how busy surgeons are, but he acted like I was his only patient of the day. I appreciated the time he spent with me. He gave me a much clearer picture of what is going on in my hip and what option would be the most beneficial. Dr. Rathjen is very down to Earth and welcomed any questions that I had. Additionally, his staff is also very welcoming. Kim, James, and Dona were kind and professional. Highly recommended.
in Terrell, TX |
Excellent excellent doctor. He's done both of my hips & ive had zero complications!!! Highly recommend him!! Along with great staff.
waxahachie, texas |
Dr Rathjen is a wonderful surgeon who did right by me. He replaced my left knee and I can walk with no pain now.
in Quinlan, TX |
I am two days out of hip surgery and doing remarkably well. Dr. Rathjen is a no nonsense person and takes care of business. He is extremely attentive and his team is very well coordinated like an orchestra. I am optimistic my long term results will be good considering all the excellent care this far. Highly recommend Dr. Rathjen.
Dallas, TX |
Wonderful staff always wiling to help. Dr Rathjen takes the time to explain everything so good to where I can understand him and know what is going on with my Knee. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
in TX |
I did not see him on the day of discharge from hospital following knee replacement. And I only saw him one time briefly in the following year post surgery even though I was having serious problems with pain and usage of knee. The PA told me to try a rocking chair for my knee pain! I found another surgeon who was able to help me with my issues. I would not recommend him.
in Duncanville, TX |
After having heard wonderful things about Dr. Rathjen, I visited his office for my hip problem. His staff looked at the x-ray of my hip from one year prior and said that I could not see Dr. Rathjen because I wasn't bone on bone. The best they would do for me was to see his NP or PA. His gatekeepers do an excellent job of keeping the patient from seeing the doctor. I had hip replacement surgery done by another doctor a few months later. It was a humiliating experience.
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Dr. Rathjen accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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