240 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone (321) 541-1777 / Fax (321) 541-1787

Kenneth C. Sands, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Kenneth C. Sands, MD is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA and received his undergraduate education from Duke University in Durham, NC. Dr. Sands completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at State University of New York in Brooklyn and a fellowship in Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Sands helped develop a nationally recognized total joint center of excellence in Rome, GA. He served as the Medical Director for the Total Joint Center at Floyd Medical Center, Sebastian River Medical Center, and currently serves as Medical Director at the Melbourne Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sands also served in the United States Army and directed the Adult Joint Reconstruction program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, as well as, served on the academic faculty at Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine in El Paso, TX. Dr Sands is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has also completed additional training in direct anterior total hip surgery, computer assisted total joint replacement, dual pivot total knee replacement, and Mako total knee replacement.


  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Medical: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


  • General Surgery Internship: Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Orthopaedic Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Orthopaedic Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomat
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Florida Orthopedic Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • International Hip Arthroscopy Society

Honors and Awards

  • Director of the Floyd Medical Center Total Joint Center of Excellence
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (US Army)
  • NIH Student Research Grant – Duke University

Hospital Affiliations

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Kenneth C. Sands, MD

Dr. Sands specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Dual Pivot Total Knee Replacement
  • Mako Total Knee Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Robotic Joint Replacement
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