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ROSA Robotic Surgery

Data-driven, surgeon-centered robotic surgery in Wisconsin is here. 

ROSA® Knee, the newest advancement in robotic-assisted surgical technology, is now available at OSI’s state-of-the-art surgery center. ROSA® brings together robotic technology with industry-leading knee implants to help OSI’s surgeons personalize surgical procedures for our patients. Our Wisconsin area clinics have always been a leader in robotic surgery, and now we take the next step in your care.

How does it work?

  • Your OSI surgeon will use a series of x-rays to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of your knee anatomy.
  • This 3D model will enable the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery.
  • During the operation, the surgeon uses the ROSA Knee robotic device to assist in performing the surgery.
  • ROSA Knee utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly where your knee is in space. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch,  the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. This helps ensure that the plan your surgeon put into place is executed as intended.
  • Throughout your surgery, ROSA Knee provides your surgeon with data about your knee. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, helps them know how to position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
  • After surgery, you’ll experience a stay at Recovery Inn, a five-star, hotel-like experience that provides personalized care to ensure your complete healing.

Our Doctors Using ROSA Technology

Dr. Kevin Campbell M.D.

Dr. Brian Lohrbach M.D.


Dr. David Kuplic M.D.

Dr. David Ritzow M.D.


Frequently asked questions

What is ROSA Knee?

ROSA Knee is a robotically-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery.  It includes features to assist with bone resections and assessing the state of soft tissues in order to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively.

How do I set up surgery?

Request an appointment with one of Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley’s ROSA-certified doctors to see if a ROSA Total Knee robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.

Call us today to request an appointment for your consultation at (920) 560-1000.

What are the advantages of the robot?

ROSA Knee gives specially-trained surgeons advanced technology to personalize the approach to total knee replacement. This robotic technology uses data collected before and during surgery to inform the surgeon of details related to a patient’s anatomy that may affect implant fit. By using ROSA Knee to control and move surgical instruments, orthopedic surgeons can perform more precise knee replacements.

ROSA Knee gives patients a less invasive surgery option. More precise knee replacements often result in smaller incisions and less scarring, along with a more natural feeling following surgery. Patients may also have a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery, allowing them to return to daily routines more quickly. With ROSA Knee, there is also potential for better long-term knee function.

Who should get this surgery?

Total knee replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis. It is also intended for those suffering from moderate deformity of the knee or hip.

Please schedule a consultation with your doctor to see if ROSA Knee robotic-assisted surgery is right for you. Call us today to request an appointment for your consultation at (920) 560-1000.

Is ROSA covered by health insurance?

Please check with your health insurance provider to verify your specific coverage.

How long has the ROSA procedure been available?

The first ROSA Knee procedure was performed in 2019.

Does ROSA Knee actually perform the surgery?

It’s important to understand that ROSA Knee doesn’t actually perform surgery or operate on its own. Surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who uses the ROSA Knee robot in order to personalize the surgical approach for the patient’s unique anatomy. OSI surgeons are in the operating room making all the decisions and prompting movements throughout the surgery.

How long do knee implants last?

Each person is unique in their anatomy and recovery time; not all patients will have the same postoperative recovery and activity level. The lifetime of a knee replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual person; factors such as post-surgery activities and weight can affect longevity. To enhance the recovery process patients will be given access to OSI’s state-of-the-art Recovery Inn facility.

What can I expect after surgery?

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review a post-operative X-ray of your new knee with you. Following surgery, you will stay in our state-of-the-art Recovery Inn facility for a length of time based upon the recovery plan your surgeon decides is best for you. This typically ranges from one to three days. Recovery time varies, but most people should be able to drive after two weeks, garden after three to four weeks, and golf after six to eight weeks. Your surgeon will tell you when and what activities you can return to and what activities to avoid.

Where is the surgery performed?

ROSA Knee surgery is performed at OSI’s main campus, 2105 E. Enterprise Ave., Appleton, WI 54913

Who is OSI?

Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley (OSI) is based in Appleton, Wisconsin and first opened its doors in 2006. OSI brings together everything necessary for non-surgical, surgical and post-surgical orthopedic care in one place including an ambulatory surgery center, physician clinics, physical therapy, MRI, orthotics and pain management, as well as the nation’s first Recovery Inn dedicated to orthopedics.

What is the Recovery Inn?

Recovery Inn is the first-of-its-kind recovery facility, dedicated to superior care for joint replacement recovery. It has the look and feel of a five-star hotel, all while providing personalized care to ensure complete healing for patients. Patients who receive ROSA Knee surgery will be given access to the Recovery Inn. Click here to learn more about Recovery Inn.