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Alumnus Michael Meneghini Featured in Live Broadcast Knee Replacement Surgery to International Audience

January 23, 2014

Michael Meneghini, MD

R. Michael Meneghini, MD

Rose-Hulman civil engineering alumnus R. Michael Meneghini, MD, led a recent live broadcast of a cementless total knee replacement surgery.

The procedure was live-streamed on January 16 from an operating room inside Indiana University Health’s Saxony Hospital in Fishers, Indiana to an audience of a more than 200 orthopedic surgeons from around the world who gathered in Vail, Colorado for a conference hosted by the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. The operation was the first live surgery to take place at the hospital.

Broadcasting live from his operating room, Meneghini demonstrated an effective technique for performing a total knee replacement using next-generation cementless technology, durable orthopedic implants he helped to design, and some of the latest surgical navigation devices. Conference participants were able to observe and interact with Meneghini in real-time throughout the surgery. An edited video of the surgery will be posted on the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction’s website and made available for the public to view within the next few weeks.

“It was truly an honor to participate in this live presentation and to share surgical techniques with our medical peers around the world,” says Meneghini, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with IU Health Physicians Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction, which includes total hip and knee replacement, complex revision hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, hip impingement, and dysplasia as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.

A prolific researcher and author of more than 55 scientific articles on hip and knee replacement, Meneghini joined IU Health in 2010 and leads the state’s only joint replacement fellowship program at IU Health Saxony Hospital. He is also a member of the Knee Society, an exclusive and prestigious group of the nation’s top knee surgeons.

Meneghini graduated from Rose-Hulman in 1995. He attended the Indiana University School of Medicine and received his residency training in orthopedic surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.