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Patient Services

Hip Replacement

Patients who need Hip Replacement will require not just a surgery but will also need help with recovery. The physicians at First Choice Medical Group specialize in sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgery. They will help patients every step of the way.

Dr. Harrison is an amazing person and doctor he takes is time with his patient

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Exceedingly Exceptional Experience.

Richard Jordan RateMDs

Amazing Doctor, trustworthy

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Dr. Harrison is great! I reccomend him to everyone in the Melb area.

Matt Ditzel Vitals

Dr Harrison is amazing and the environment is pleasant

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Very caring and know what they are doing, Would recommend them to anyone.

S. Wilson Vitals

Dr Harrison is my HERO! I guess miracles do happen!

Tammy O. Healthgrades

Dr Sands changed my life! No more pain after years of suffering!

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This Dr. is so far above any I have met.

Joel D. Healthgrades

Great Orthopedic Surgeon

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To me, this is an outstanding surgeon. I have full trust in this Doctor.

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Hip Replacement Q & A

What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is a surgery performed on severely damaged or diseased portions of the hip joint. The surgeon will remove the bone that is no longer viable so that it can be replaced with prosthetic parts. This surgery will alleviate pain and will allow the patient to move normally again once they have completed rehab.

Who is a Good Candidate For Hip Replacement Surgery?

Many people who suffer from conditions like osteoarthritis may be good candidates for this type of surgery. While osteoarthritis is the most common reason for severe hip joint deterioration, other conditions like bone tumors or fractures may also lead to serious hip joint damage. If the hip joint damage is so severe that patients are in constant pain, have restricted range of motion, or are unable to go about their daily routine due to hip joint damage, this type of surgery is often recommended. While the majority of people who have hip replacement surgery are 60 years old or older, younger people may also be good candidates for hip replacement surgery. Each case is unique, so only an orthopedic surgeon can determine who will be a good candidate for a hip replacement.

What is the Recovery Process After Hip Replacement Surgery?

The recovery process after hip replacement surgery can vary from one patient to the next. Most people spend around 3 to 5 days in the hospital following their hip replacement surgery. After that, patients will enter a recovery period of around 3 to 6 months. During this recovery period, the patient will undergo rehabilitation. The rehabilitation process will include strengthening exercises and exercises to improve the range of motion. As the recovery period draws to a close, many hip replacement patients feel like they did when their natural hip was healthy.


At First Choice Medical Group, 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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Choice Care Network
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Multiplan PHCS
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First Choice Medical Group
709 South Harbor City Blvd, #100
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-802-5850


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Contact us today.

First Choice Medical Group