Dr. Greg Finch is renowned orthopedic surgeon whose reputation and experience in minimal invasive spinal surgery goes beyond the Australian borders. With a striking profile in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Greg Finch practices at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, among other medical facilities.
Dr. Greg Finch is a graduate of Auckland Medical School and the FRAC Royal College Surgeons in Melbourne. Having extensively trained with the world best health specialists in spine conditions in the UK, USA, and Germany, His capabilities include and are not limited to Anterior spinal fusion, Cervical spinal surgery, Spinal curvature, Spinal stenosis, and Lumbar radiculopathy among others.
Common surgical orthopedic procedures
Orthopedic surgery addresses illness and conditions dealing with the body’s musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, tendons and nerves). Note, there are non-surgical procedure and the every condition is treated differently depending with the specialist involved. Below are some of the common surgical procedures.
This is an orthopedic procedure where the surgeon has to join damaged vertebrae. The spinal fusion is the common type of orthopedic procedure for the back. Normally it restricts the movement between the vertebrates hence restricting stretching. Despite these limitations, this procedure is effective in reducing back pains.
Herniated disc repair
This orthopedic procedure also occurs in the spine. To treat or control this condition a procedure known as discectomy is always carried out. This procedure involves removing the herniated disc pressing on to the spinal cord. In some cases depending on the severity of the condition, the lamina (bone of the vertebrate) s also partly removed in order to reach the spinal cord.
This procedure is always performed when the knee totally damaged beyond normal surgical repairs. Commonly, patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are the most affected. With this procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged parts within the joint area with metal or plastic naturally shapes to help restore normal knee function and movement. It also helps ease the pain.