Surgery can be an important factor in the recovery of a person’s life. It can maintain their health, or start them on a completely new journey they were unable to have before they had surgery.
ACL Reconstructions and Repairs
ACL surgery is performed frequently, on many athletes and senior citizens with knee complications who require surgery to rebuild or repair their ACL. The ruptured or torn ligament is removed by the surgeon, then a new ligament either from a donor or a ligament created the patient’s own tissue is attached.
Joint Replacement of the Hip
There are many joints in the body that are replaced in surgery as well, but hip replacements are a procedure of popular procurement. Hip joints have either or both the socket femoral head that may be replaced during surgery, and ceramic, metal or plastic parts are made and tested to fit the patient. Many hip joint replacements are for athletic injuries, elderly patients or arthritis sufferers.
Another highly needed surgery is that on the spine, from fusions to disk repairs or genetic deformities. Disk repairs from, say, a herniated or slipped disk will be partially or completely removed- depending on how much is pressing against or cutting the patient’s nerves. Fusions (like those done by surgeon Greg Finch), join the vertebrae of the spine together to avoid stretching of the nerves, preserve movement allowed, and reduce pain.
Orthopedic Surgeon Background: Gregory ‘Greg’ Finch
Health providers have a calling that continues to be researched, practiced, and excelled. Greg Finch is an Australian Orthopedic surgeon, specializing in spinal surgery and pediatric orthopedics.
Greg Finch’s specialty for spinal surgeries include Lumbar and Cervical spinal surgeries as well as general and Anterior spinal fusions.