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Dr. Meneghini Conducts Pioneering Research on Direct Anterior Approach

A total hip replacement has been termed the “operation of the century” because it provides reliable and durable pain relief for patients afflicted with osteoarthritis and other conditions. The improvements in quality of life are due to development of high quality implants that replace the arthritic hip joint through accurate placement into the patient by expert surgical technique.


Dr. Meneghini featured in New York Time story regarding the Affordable Care Act

Fragments of bone and cartilage arced across the operating room as Dr. R. Michael Meneghini drilled into the knee of his first patient at a hospital here at dawn. Within an hour, the 66-year-old woman had a replacement joint made of titanium and cobalt chrome, and she was sent home the next day.


How IU Health Hopes to Solve One of Patients' Top Complaints After Joint Replacements

IU Health Saxony Hospital has become a leader in orthopedics research and is opening a new laboratory that will attempt to help patients regain their normal gait after joint-replacement surgery, Chris O'Malley writes for Crain's Indianapolis.


Dr. Meneghini and IU Health Saxony Hospital featured in Fishers, Geist Magazine

Dr. Michael Meneghini, the Director of Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with IU School of Medicine, explains that the focus of their practice is to provide a high level of patient coordination so that patients can focus on their recovery.


Cementless Fixation for Knee Replacement in Younger Patients

Dr. Meneghini has an interest in cementless fixation in knee replacement for younger and active patients. He has performed multiple research studies1-4 on cementless total knee replacement, is considered a national expert on the topic and is a developer and designer of a modern successful knee replacement design that was recently featured locally in the news.


Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement

Dr. Meneghini recently presented research on the Direct Anterior Approach for hip replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting March 2016 in Orlando. The research highlights the risk of early implant loosening and fracture associated with this highly marketed surgical approach.


Indianapolis Monthly’s 2015 Top Doctors

Dr. Meneghini named to Indianapolis Monthly's Top Doctor list in 2015 for fourth consecutive year.


Dr. Meneghini to be Awarded with Career Achievement Award

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will be presenting Dr. Meneghini and three other alumni from the class of 1995 with 2015 Career Achievement Awards.


Dr. Meneghini Mentioned in Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Meneghini was mentioned in Becker's Hospital Review article entitled "Predictive analytics: Is this the wave of the future for orthopaedic surgery?" about the Outpatient Arthroplasty Risk Assessment tool he helped develop.


Indianapolis Monthly’s 2014 Top Doctors

Dr. Meneghini was featured on the cover of Indianapolis Monthly's 2014 Top Doctor’s issue.


Dr. Meneghini Featured in the Indianapolis Business Journal

Dr. Meneghini and the hospital were featured for their patient-centered approach with care-coordination in joint replacement, which has lead to very low length of hospital stays, very high patient satisfaction, and very low readmission rates.


Dr. Meneghini Elected into the Hip Society

Dr. Meneghini was elected into the Hip Society in March of this year. The prestigious society is limited to only 75 members and members are chosen based on contributions in the field of hip surgery, research accomplishments and recognition as a national leader in the field.


IU Health Doctor Named Among Top Knee Surgeons in North America

IU Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. R. Michael Meneghini was recently recognized in Orthopedics This Week’s list of the “Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons.” The featured surgeons – billed by the publication as “the super elite in the knee world” – were selected based on survey responses from thought leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery. According to the publication, “When knee surgeons discuss their exemplary colleagues, these are the ones they are talking about.”


IU Health Saxony Hospital Broadcasts Live Knee Replacement Surgery to International Audience

The procedure was live-streamed from an operating room inside Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers to an audience of a more than 200 orthopaedic surgeons from around the world who gathered in Vail, Colorado for a conference hosted by the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. The operation, which was the first live surgery to take place at IU Health Saxony Hospital, began at 11:20 a.m. and lasted approximately 90 minutes.


IU Health Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to Prestigious Knee Society

R. Michael Meneghini, MD, a joint replacement surgeon with Indiana University Health, has been elected to the prestigious Knee Society. The exclusive group is made up of the nation’s top knee surgeons. Dr. Meneghini is one of only six Knee Society members in Indiana and 167 worldwide.


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

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


The Three A’s of Hip Replacement: How Age, Activity and Attitude Influence Recovery

For most of the last decade, Steven Williams suffered severe hip pain due to damage from osteoarthritis. As a logistics specialist at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Williams pushed himself through a physically demanding job, receiving and delivering incoming shipments from the hospital’s loading dock. But pain was his constant companion, keeping him from tying his own shoes or getting more than a few hours of sleep at a time.


The Social and Economic Benefits of Knee Replacement

Just three weeks after having knee replacement, NBC news anchor Brian Williams’ quick return to Nightly News this evening illustrates one of the hidden benefits of this procedure. Many baby boomers find that knee replacement not only ends years of pain and helps them stay active; it also adds years to their work life, reduces the number work absences and helps them increase their lifetime earnings. That’s good news for patients and for society as a whole, especially with an aging workforce and increasing rates of obesity-factors that are bound to put more wear and tear on joints.


IU Health Saxony Hospital Performs First Joint Replacement Surgeries in Fishers, Indiana

Dr. Michael Meneghini, orthopaedic surgeon with IU Health Physicians Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, performed joint replacement surgeries for two central Indiana residents. One patient received a hip replacement and the other received a knee replacement. According to Meneghini, the routine surgeries went well.


Internet Medical Research: It’s No Substitute for a Good Doctor/Patient Relationship

It’s no secret that joint replacements are not what they used to be. More durable man-made materials allow people with damaged joints to get pain relief and better performance at earlier ages than ever. Depending on a patient’s lifestyle and age at the time of replacement, some man-made knees and hips are lasting as long as 20 years.


IU Health Saxony’s Modern Day Heroes

Mark and Patti Besse had prepared for the worst. After a series of failed attempts to treat a serious infection in Mark’s right knee, his doctor in Porter County informed the couple Mark was likely going to lose his leg. The physician referred the retired mill worker to Dr. Meneghini at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers.


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