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eannie Webb riding her colt after knee surgery, showcasing the success of her recovery journey.
Jeannie Webb riding her award-winning colt at the American Paint Horse World Championships.

Jeannie Webb's remarkable journey exemplifies the life-changing impact of knee surgery. After undergoing total knee surgery in May 2023, Jeannie's determination and commitment to recovery were nothing short of inspiring. Opting for a tissue-sparing procedure, she quickly progressed, bidding farewell to her walker within a week and diligently attending physical therapy sessions.

Just six weeks post-surgery, Jeannie defied expectations by attending the American Paint Horse World Championships in Ft. Worth. To her delight, she not only watched her new colt compete but also mounted him to accept his Top 10 awards in two events.

Returning home in July, Jeannie wasted no time in pursuing her passion for riding. With dedication and determination, she and her colt practiced daily, forming a strong bond. Their hard work paid off when they entered their first show together, emerging as champions in the Ranch Riding category.

Jeannie's heartfelt gratitude extends to Dr. Marshall-Rodriguez and her team at TruOrtho. "Thank you, Dr. Marshall, for all your encouragement and support," she says. Their expertise not only restored Jeannie's mobility but empowered her to pursue her dreams with newfound confidence.

Congratulations to Jeannie on her remarkable achievement! Her journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and exceptional orthopaedic care. Thank you, Jeannie, for sharing your inspiring story of success with us all!

For those seeking transformative orthopaedic care, TruOrtho stands as a beacon of hope and healing. To embark on your own journey of transformation, visit TruOrtho or contact us today at 210-878-4116.

Meet Robin Ruff, a patient of Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, who recently achieved something incredible just months after his hip surgery. He completed the Cowtown Half Marathon in Ft. Worth in under 4 hours!

Robin Ruff completes half marathon four months afer hip surgery.
Robin Ruff completes half marathon after hip surgery.

In a message to Dr. Marshall, Robin humorously shared, "Four months and one day ago you replaced my left hip! I told you I would make you proud! Just completed walking the Cowtown Half Marathon in Ft. Worth under 4 hours! Audra was here as proof!! Thank you so much for what you do!"

Robin's determination and Dr. Marshall-Rodriguez's care have made a huge difference in his life, allowing him to accomplish this remarkable feat. His story is a heartwarming reminder of the power of perseverance and the impact of exceptional medical support.

Congratulations to Robin on his amazing achievement! His journey is an inspiration to us all, showing that with determination and the right care, anything is possible. Thank you, Robin, for sharing your story of triumph with us!

TruOrtho's female surgeons Dr. Naomi Shields, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch
Guiding Excellence Together: TruOrtho's Dynamic Trio of Female Surgeons, Dr. Naomi Shields , Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch

In the dynamic realm of surgical care, an intriguing revelation is reshaping perspectives. Recent studies, including one published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) have unveiled a compelling correlation: female surgeons are yielding remarkably improved long-term outcomes for patients when compared to their male surgical colleagues. While the gender gap within surgery has persisted, these findings underscore the transformative influence of diversity in healthcare teams.

TruOrtho, the forefront of medical innovation, stands as a vivid testament to this trend. Home to an all-female team of accomplished fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, Dr. Jamie Lynch and Dr. Naomi Shields, embody excellence across specialties such as Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement, Shoulder and Sports Injuries, Foot and Ankle Disorders, and Stem Cell Therapy. With a profound commitment to enhancing lives, we embrace the significance of the two recent articles highlighting the female surgeon’s approach to an all-encompassing surgical care from the patient education pre-operatively , through the surgical expertise intra-operatively to the follow-up post-operatively.

The recent studies underline a captivating narrative: patients treated by female surgeons experience fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and a reduced risk of death. In a world where surgical precision and patient-centered care reign, female surgeons are proving their mettle. The meticulous approach and methodical pace they bring to the operating room manifest in outcomes that redefine excellence.

Differences in attitudes towards risk-taking, collaborative aptitude, and patient-centric decision-making have been suggested as potential contributors to the female surgeons improved outcomes . At TruOrtho, these qualities resonate with our values, elevating the care we deliver. It’s a fusion of expertise and empathy, driven by an unwavering mission to empower our patients to lead healthier, more active lives.

The diverse TruOrtho team, consisting of surgeons, staff, and physician assistants, poses together, embodying professionalism and unity.
At TruOrtho, we strive to provide the highest level of concierge orthopaedic care.

In a field where women remain a minority, TruOrtho’s trailblazing female surgeons provide a living testament to the transformative power of the female spirit. The dedication to improving patient outcomes is vividly echoed in our practice. As we continue to break barriers and redefine excellence, we stand firm in our commitment to patient care being our number one focus.

This inspiring evolution calls us all to reflect: when it comes to achieving exceptional patient outcomes, perhaps the key lies in a more diverse and inclusive approach. At TruOrtho, we’re proud to lead the way. As the healthcare landscape evolves, we invite you to join us in embracing the future of transformative surgical care.

For inquiries, appointments, or to learn more about our revolutionary approach to surgical excellence, visit or call us at 210-878-4116. Our team is excited to embark on this journey toward better patient outcomes with you.


Sources and Additional Reading:

  • JAMA Study: Surgeon Sex and Long-Term Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Common Surgeries Read More

  • JAMA Study: Differences in Cholecystectomy Outcomes and Operating Time Between Male and Female Surgeons in Sweden Read More

  • STAT News: Female surgeons have lower rates of long-term adverse outcomes than their male peers, study finds: Read More

  • Healthday: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • US News: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • WSJ: Female Surgeons Get Better Results Than Male Counterparts Read More

  • The Guardian: Patients have better outcomes with female surgeons, studies find Read More

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