Orthopedic Surgery is the therapy procedure conducted on the musculoskeletal system due to injuries, or different conditions. The musculoskeletal system consists of the joints and bones. Besides, the musculoskeletal system also includes adjacent tissues like ligaments (which link the bones), muscles (which guard and enable movement of joints, and bones), and tendons (which connect the muscles to bones). Although different surgeons attend to various patient issues that need different therapies, there are a few orthopedic procedures that are common in most cases. These are:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Anterior Cruciate Ligament is the main knee stabilizing agent. The ligament can rupture when a person twists his/her knee the wrong way or participates in sporting activities. As such, orthopedic surgeons will have to reconstruct the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. During the reconstruction process, the doctor will remove the ruptured ligament, and replace it using the patient’s tissue, or that of an organ donor to make a new Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The new ligament will be connected to the bone using screws, or other instruments to hold it in place. As the healing process of the knee continues, the bone tunnels created by the doctor to guide the new tissue through will start filling in.
Spine surgery can be performed due to many different problems. Many patients seek expert guidance due to intense back pains that hinder their day-to-day life. Spinal Fusion is the most common type of back surgery. During this procedure, the doctor will connect spinal bones (vertebrae) together. This procedure restricts stretching of the nerves. Moreover, Spinal Fusion also limits the motion between the bones of the spine.
Greg Finch is a well known orthopedic surgeon currently living in Australia. He is recognized for his expertise in different orthopedic procedures like lumbar spinal surgery, cervical spinal surgery, anterior spinal fusion, and spinal fusion.
Greg Finch studied at the University of Auckland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and a Bachelor of Medicine. Additionally, Greg was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons award. Currently, Finch is both an associate of the North American Spine (NASS), and Spine Society of Australia. Also, he is a fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association.