Orthopedic surgery is undertaken when individuals experience issues with the muscles in their bodies. Some orthopedic surgeons prefer to implement procedures that are non-surgical to solve the orthopedic problems. However, every orthopedic surgeon uses different treatments based on the various cases of patients. This article will focus on the top three most common orthopedic procedures.
Spine Surgery is mostly recommended in circumstances where non-surgical procedures such as physical therapy and medicines do not assist patients in relieving their symptoms. Spine surgery assists patients to experience less pain and increased productivity. Spinal Fusion is the preferred procedure for back surgery. The orthopedic surgeon joins the vertebrae(spinal bones) together.
Total Shoulder and Joint Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement is used to diminish patient’s shoulder joint pain and assist them to feel better. The procedure sounds painful because it involves the replacement of cartilage and damaged bones with a plastic or metal implant.
On the other hand, Total Joint Replacement is done on patients with severe arthritis and need to be relieved of pain. Orthopedic surgeons have to assess the damaged areas of the joint during the total joint replacement procedure. The surgeons replace the damaged joint parts with plastic and metal and surfaces. These surfaces are shaped naturally to restore the movement of the knee and normalize joint functions.
Greg Finch’s Career Background
Greg Finch is an Australian orthopedic surgeon who mainly specializes in spinal surgery. Greg Finch worked with world leaders in the department of spine surgery after he gained his FRACS. These years were spent in Germany, UK and USA. Greg Finch is trained in all procedures of spinal surgery but minimally invasive is his main interest in spine surgery.
Greg Finch is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the North American Spine society(NASS) and the Spine society of Australia.