Orthopedic surgery is a surgical procedure that corrects health problems of musculoskeletal system. The surgery treats injuries or disorders of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This type of operation is done by a fully trained and accredited orthopedic surgeon. The period taken to heal from orthopedic operations differs from one patient to another. However, modern arthroscopic techniques hasten patient’s recovery. There is a variety of orthopedic procedures that can be performed on patients with skeletal system complications.
Joint replacement is one of the common orthopedic surgeries done to partially or entirely replace a damaged joint with a prosthesis. In many instances, the procedure is used to correct joint fracture in the ankle, knee, wrist, hip or shoulder. Joint replacement is very effective in restoration of proper joint movement in the affected areas.
Spine surgery is another type of orthopedic operation that is used to treat spine problems. This surgery is prevalent in patients with acute back pain. It helps them to reduce pain and be able to carry on with their daily activities. Spinal fusion is a common surgery for correcting the movement of spine bones, which is the major cause of back pain. This procedure involves joining vertebrae bones, hence limiting their movement and nerve stretching.
Greg Finch is one of the extraordinary orthopedic surgeons. The Australian based surgeon specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. He boast an impressive track record in all the years he has spent in the medical field. Currently, Dr. Greg Finch works at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as in other hospitals.
Dr. Greg Finch holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBSS) from the University of Auckland. He has also worked with several hospitals in USA, UK and Germany. He is a member of Orthopedic Association of Australia, Australian Spine Society and North American Spine Society.