Sanford Fargo to host Doc Talk about ROSA

June 5, 2023

Nathan Aamodt
Sanford Health Media Relations
(701) 200-6080/

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health Fargo is hosting a Doc Talk discussion to educate the public about an option for total knee replacement surgery.

The event is on Monday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 1720 University Dr. S., Fargo. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Dr. Nick O’Neill, DO, Sanford Health orthopedic surgeon, will help the community learn more about the benefits and techniques of the Zimmer Biomet ROSA (Robotic Surgical Assistant) total knee replacement surgical option available at Sanford Fargo.

In June 2019, Sanford Fargo performed the first robotic total knee surgery in North Dakota using ROSA. Since then, Sanford Fargo has completed over 500 total knee replacement surgeries using ROSA. ROSA technology uses 3-D pre-operative planning tools and real-time data to improve bone cut accuracy and range of motion gap analysis. Pre-operative x-rays are also used to create a 3-D model and plan of the patient’s bone anatomy.

During surgery, the surfaces of the joint are cleaned and shaped to hold the prosthesis. When the prosthesis fits correctly, its parts are secured to the thighbone, kneecap and shinbone. The parts are then joined, forming a new joint. A new knee joint most likely brings less pain and better ease of movement.

Sanford Health is dedicated to providing the communities it serves with relevant and up-to-date health information. Doc Talk is a free educational series where Sanford physicians present and answer your questions on a wide variety of topics.

To register for the event, visit

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.