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Scott A. Rushton, MD

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Practice Philosophy

We specialize in orthopedics, orthopedic spine surgery, joint replacement surgery, and orthopedic trauma, and treat common and complex musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the upper and lower extremities and spine (vertebrae, disks), including malformations, deformities, diseases, injuries, and complex fractures. We seek the least invasive treatment that will be most effective; which in some cases is not surgery. When surgery is recommended, patients can be assured that we have taken rigorous steps to determine that this is the correct treatment choice and to identify the surgical option that is best.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Lankenau Medical Science Bldg, Suite 280
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Phone: 610.642.3005
  • Fax: 610.642.3057
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Scott A. Rushton, MD

Dr. Rushton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery. After earning a medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rushton completed an internship in general surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, a residency in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Affiliated Programs, and a fellowship in spine surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Rushton has been in clinical practice since 1999 and has been seeing and treating patients at Lankenau since 2004. From 2000 until early 2012, Dr. Rushton was part of 3B Orthopedics at Pennsylvania Hospital, where he served as Director for the hospital’s Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship. Dr. Rushton is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rushton is a full-service spine surgeon, with expertise in performing simple to highly complex surgical procedures anywhere in the spine, from the base of the skull to the tailbone. Areas of particular expertise include treatment of herniated or degenerated disks, spinal stenosis, and spinal deformity as well as spinal reconstructive and revision surgery.

Dr. Rushton’s concern is getting patients with neck and back problems on the road to recovery and delivering the best care suited to each patient’s needs, whether it is surgery, a nonsurgical procedure or treatment, or a rehabilitation program.

  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Primary Affiliation
Academic Titles
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital


Medical school
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine North America
  • American Medical Association

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