Dr. Ken Sands Among Top Joint Replacement Surgeons
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // September 9, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eighteen years ago, Ray was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that left him with a dislocated and severely traumatized hip.
Following the accident, Ray continued to live an active lifestyle as an international pilot that took him all over the world. He was an avid surfer, scuba diver, sailor and a professional wind surfer. But then suddenly, his hip injury resurfaced causing him tremendous pain.
“I couldn’t even begin to articulate how much pain I was in,” says Ray. “I felt like I had the body of a 36 year old but the pain of an 80 year old.”
After conducting his own independent research on the latest hip procedures, Ray discovered a procedure called Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. Diligent in his search for the right treatment, Ray interviewed several physicians. It wasn’t until meeting Dr. Kenneth Sands, a Health First Orthopedic Specialist, that Ray found the answers he was looking for.
One of the rising stars of joint replacement surgery in America, Health First surgeon Dr. Sands, completed undergraduate studies at Duke University and then graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine. His surgical residency was performed at the State University of New York in Brooklyn and he also completed a fellowship in orthopaedic joint replacement at Tampa’s Florida Orthopaedic Institute.