Donald H. Vliegenthart, MD
Serving patients in Melbourne, Florida since 1985, Dr. Donald Vliegenthart is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon with extensive surgical experience in Spine Surgery, Hand Surgery, total joint replacement, trauma and Sports Medicine. At First Choice Orthopaedics, he is focused on delivery of non-surgical orthopedic care for patients with back, neck, and joint problems.
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Dr. Vliegenthart earned his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, and subsequently completed residencies in Orthopedic Surgery at both the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and the University of South Florida. He was also appointed by President George Bush and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to the Medicare Program Advisory and Oversight Committee, where he served for five years.
Patients benefit from Dr. Vliegenthart’s extensive training and expertise in Orthopaedic care. He is able to provide high quality and customized treatment to patients to reduce pain, improve mobility, and improve overall wellbeing. He is currently accepting new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
First Choice Orthopaedics
Florida Space Coast's Largest Orthopaedics Medical Center of Excellence located in Melbourne, FL.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a high-tech surgical procedure that is as minimally invasive as possible. It allows the surgeon to see and access the knee joint without having to create a major incision.
Joint injections like Hyalgan are used for pain relief in osteoarthritis patients. This type of treatment can provide effective relief, even if other treatments have failed in the past.
Just as the name implies, joint pain means pain in the body's joints. When the cartilage wears away over time or is displaced for any other reason, the joints can no longer move smoothly because the joint is directly in contact with other bone.
Knee surgery may be needed for many different reasons. Torn ligaments within the knee, tendon injuries, fractures, meniscal tears, and the wearing away of cartilage are all common reasons that people may need knee surgery.
There are a number of different orthopaedic surgeries that are commonly performed. These include rotator cuff repair, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder replacements, knee replacements, and much more.
At First Choice Orthopaedics, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.