Dr. Mark Tenholder & Team Offering ROSA Robotic Outpatient Knee Replacement

The robotic joint replacement specialists at Orthopaedic Associates — the region’s most preferred orthopaedic practice — are the first in the region to offer knee replacements using the innovative ROSA Knee System from Zimmer Biomet. Performed at Surgical Specialists, ASC, at 1034 Mar Walt Drive, Orthopaedic Associates’ practice president and fellowship-trained, board-certified joint replacement specialist Dr. Mark Tenholder completed the first outpatient ROSA robotic joint replacement in the region on April 9. Patients in need of specialized total joint care can call 850-863-2153 to schedule a safe appointment at the practice’s locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Crestview. 

Now available at Surgical Specialists, ASC, and performed by Orthopaedic Associates’ ROSA-trained surgeons, total knee replacement using this system provides patients with the following benefits:

  • State-of-the-art implants, including sex-specific knee implants.
  • Real-time data and navigation that help the surgeon optimize the procedure.
  • A new knee that maximizes motion and maintains stability.

As part of Orthopaedic Associates’ robotic surgery expertise, ROSA Knee brings together state-of-the-art robotic technology with the latest joint implants in the industry to help surgeons customize joint replacement for their patients. ROSA’s software, computer technology, camera and optical trackers assist the surgeon based on a personalized surgical plan as well as real-time data to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater precision and flexibility during surgery. In addition to Dr. Tenholder, Orthopaedic Associates’ ROSA-trained team includes fellowship-trained, board-certified joint replacement and revision surgeon Dr. T. Jacob Seales and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and total elbow, hip, knee and shoulder specialist Dr. David Dean.

“We are excited to be the first in the region to provide this proven technology for outpatient knee replacement,” said Dr. Tenholder. “We believe that knee pain shouldn’t keep anyone from living the life they love, and we are proud to offer same-day knee replacement utilizing ROSA Knee robotic technology to help patients who meet specific criteria get stronger, faster.”

Dr. Tenholder graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Tenholder went on to complete an orthopaedic surgery fellowship at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York City. Dr. Tenholder also has advanced education and training in performing Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted orthopaedic procedures. 

To learn more about Orthopaedic Associates’ joint replacement services and total joint care or to schedule a safe appointment, call 850-863-2153.