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Orthopedic Surgery

People who need Orthopedic Surgery need an experienced surgeon they can trust. The team at First Choice Medical Group specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, and Sports Medicine, and they are here to help.

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

Amber M. Healthgrades

Exceedingly Exceptional Experience.

Richard Jordan RateMDs

Amazing Doctor, trustworthy

Verified Patient Vitals

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

Verified Patient Vitals

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!

Verified Patient Vitals

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

Joel D. Healthgrades

Great Orthopedic Surgeon

Verified Patient RateMDs

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

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Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Do?

An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who has extensive education in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, disorders, and injuries. The orthopedic surgeon treats many parts of the body, from the hands to the feet and many areas in between. They often perform surgeries or provide treatments for the spine, the knees, the hips, the shoulders, and much more.

What Are the Common Orthopedic Surgeries?

There are a number of different orthopedic surgeries that are commonly performed today. These include rotator cuff repair, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder replacements, knee replacements, and much more.

How Are Arthroscopic and Open Surgery Different?

Arthroscopic surgery has become one of the most frequently performed types of orthopedic surgery. In this type of surgery, a miniaturized camera and surgical instruments are placed in very small incisions around the patient’s joint. The camera sends pictures to a monitor where the surgeon has a highly detailed view of the joint area. Arthroscopic surgery is used for diagnosis as well as surgical repair today. It is the least invasive form of orthopedic surgery available due to the small incisions. Smaller incisions mean reduced healing time and less pain for the patient in most cases. Open surgery is a more complex type of surgery that is reserved for situations in which a larger incision is required to access the area that needs replacement or repair. The orthopedic surgeon will evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine which type of surgery will most accurately address the individual’s injury or disease.

How Long is Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery?

This varies quite widely depending on the specific surgery performed, as well as the individual patient. Most orthopedic surgery procedures are performed in the hospital and will require a short hospital stay. Recovery is largely done at home for many people. By following the recovery guidelines of the orthopedic surgeon, recovery will be as easy and problem free as possible.


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
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Choice Care Network
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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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