Every year Orthopedic surgeons perform a lot of procedures that will treat sports injuries, arthritic conditions ,and joint deformities. When it comes to this type of surgery, the time it takes to heal will vary with each patient because no two patients are alike.
Moving further into detail about different procedures, one procedure is called Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair. The orthopedic surgeon will make small incisions in the knee and will insert instruments through the incisions. However, it depends on the patients injury if a large incision will need to be done. This will be called an open surgery. A large piece of the person’s tendon will need to replace the ligament
Another procedure is replacing the joint. People that suffer from arthritis in the knees and hips may benefit from this surgery. However, for hip replacement it may be the whole or partial hip replacement. A traditional replacement requires removal of the head of the thighbone and that socket that is damaged will both be removed and replaced with metal, plastic or ceramic components.
However, with using the arthroscopic techniques for surgery, patients may be able to get back on their feet in no time. Although this does not mean that patients will be 100 percent healthy, but having the commitment to do physical therapy and using all of the treatment options given will help them get back to their every day lives in no time.
Dr. Greg Finch is a specialist in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in Spinal surgery, Paediatric orthopaedics and trauma, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, and Medico-legal. He received his training in Auckland Medical School in 1991 and Royal College Surgeons Melbourne in 2001.
Dr. Greg Finch completed several years of rigorous training and he was awarded a qualification for the FRACS which stands for Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr. Greg Finch spent 2 years working with big leaders in spine surgery in the USA and UK and Germany. Greg Finch enjoys all aspects of spinal surgery.