Orthopaedics

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Department of Specialty Care
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Our Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in preserving, investigating, and restoring mobility and function with innovative and traditional treatment options.

Knox County's Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement Experts

Cert of Dist Knee and Hip

Get back to the active lifestyle you deserve!

Our multi-disciplinary, coordinated approach to total joint replacement means better outcomes for our patients—fewer complications, better pain management, and a comprehensive discharge and therapy plan that gets patients back home and back to the active lifestyles they deserve. That is why Knox Community Hospital's Orthopaedics program has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction in the management of Total Hip Replacement and the Certificate of Distinction in the management of Total Knee Replacement. If you have been living with chronic hip or knee pain and would like to do something about it, call and schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts today!

Knee Replacement at KCH

Orthopaedics
Gregory J. Cush, MD
Jarrett Helming, DO

Monday - Thursday | 8 am - 4 pm
Friday | 8 am - 2:30 pm

Knox Medical Pavilion
Suite 2B
1330 Coshocton Road 
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone
Fax
740.399.3103

Orthopaedics
Kenneth H. Doolittle, II, MD

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm

Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness 
Suite A
1330 Coshocton Road
Mount Vernon Ohio, 43050

Dr. Cush and Dr. Helming

Dr. Cush and Dr. Helming treat patients of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. They treat conditions and diseases that affect the bones, muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Both physicians specialize in sports medicine, and treating injuries suffered during athletic activities. Dr. Helming specializes in arthroscopic repair of the shoulder, knee, and hip injuries.

Conditions We Treat

Our team offers comprehensive care for many types of orthopaedic disorders, including:

  • Conditions and diseases of the bones, muscles, joints and soft tissue
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopy (knee and shoulder)
  • Total joint replacement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and tendon tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip
  • Torn rotator cuff and other shoulder related conditions
Physical Exams

Dr. Cush and Dr. Helming clinic exams related to the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Along with a  broad spectrum of treatment options in an environment that’s close to home and convenient to healing.

Procedures

Certain types of injuries and conditions require specialized treatment to ensure a full recovery. Surgical repair or other medical procedures are often necessary to restore injured patients to their former quality of life.

Conditions treated in this clinic include but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteomyelitis

Our office also offers joint treatment, X-rays, cortisone injections, cast application, and wound cultures to ensure that conditions like osteoarthritis don’t prevent patients from enjoying the lives that they love.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is sometimes called degenerative joint disease, or wear-and-tear arthritis. It’s the most common type of arthritis. In OA, the cartilage wears away. Cartilage is a slick tissue that covers the ends of the bones. It acts as a cushion and allows them to glide smoothly against each other. When the cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving.

TENEX Health TX® | Dr. Jerrett Helming

A simple minimally-invasive procedure for those suffering from chronic pain in the elbow or Achilles. TENEX works by removing the source of your pain with one short procedure that does not require stitches. TENEX, offered by Dr. Jarrett Helming for the elbow or Achilles tendons, is clinically proven to remove tendon pain for more than 85% of patients. Find out more below and schedule a consultation with Dr. Helming today!

Dr. Kenneth Doolittle, II

Dr. Kenneth Doolittle, II has lived in the Mount Vernon Community for over 25 years. Dr. Doolittle has brought innovative and progressive orthopaedic procedures to Knox Community Hospital, including arthroscopy and joint replacement, through a safe and measured process.
His clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality orthopaedic care and treatment in a caring and compassionate atmosphere to ensure the healing and quality of life for Knox County families.

Conditions We Treat

Our team offers comprehensive care for many types of orthopaedic disorders, including:

  • Conditions and diseases of the bones, muscles, joints and soft tissue
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopy (knee and shoulder)
  • Total joint replacement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and tendon tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip
  • Torn rotator cuff and other shoulder related conditions
Physical Exams

Dr. Doolittle’s clinic exams related to the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Along with a  broad spectrum of treatment options in an environment that’s close to home and convenient to healing.

Procedures

Certain types of injuries and conditions require specialized treatment to ensure a full recovery. Surgical repair or other medical procedures are often necessary to restore injured patients to their former quality of life.

Conditions treated in this clinic include but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteomyelitis

Our office also offers joint treatment, X-rays, cortisone injections, cast application, and wound cultures to ensure that conditions like osteoarthritis don’t prevent patients from enjoying the lives that they love.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is sometimes called degenerative joint disease, or wear-and-tear arthritis. It’s the most common type of arthritis. In OA, the cartilage wears away. Cartilage is a slick tissue that covers the ends of the bones. It acts as a cushion and allows them to glide smoothly against each other. When the cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving.

Our Locations

Physicians

Gregory J. Cush, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Jarrett B. Helming, DO
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine