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Darin S. Rutherford, MD

Facilities Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center–Janesville
Languages English
Residency St. Mary's Family Practice Residency Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Medical school University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City
Fellowship Primary care sports medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Special practice interests
  • Medical care of athletes at all ages and all levels of participation
  • Comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Prevention and care of musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions encountered in sports
  • Return to play decision-making
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Tenex Health TX® percutaneous tenotomy
  • Acute and overuse musculoskeletal injuries
  • Nonsurgical care ‚¬€œ approximately 85% of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis, tendinosis and tendinopathy (Achilles, foot and ankle, knee, elbow, hand and wrist)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries
  • Exertional compartment pressure testing
  • Sports-related concussions
Board certification
  • American Board of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine
  • Certified in musculoskeletal sonography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Dr. Rutherford is a leader in the organization, management and provision of medical care for individual, team, and mass sporting events. He serves as a team physician for Janesville school district's high school athletic programs, Beloit College athletics, Beloit Snappers baseball and the Janesville Jets junior hockey team.

Philosophy of care

I work closely with orthopedic surgery specialists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists and physical therapists in caring for athletes and active individuals of all ages.