Serious injuries are something that no one would wish for. However, they happen all the time, usually through accidents of various kinds. Injuries involving skeletons and muscles demand the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes, conditions other than accidents may need to be looked at by an orthopedic specialist. Having amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience, Greg Finch is one of the most celebrated professionals in orthopedic surgery.
What you Need to Know about Orthopedic Procedures
While there are several types of orthopedic procedures, some are more common than others. One of the most common types is ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction. The ACL is the main ligament responsible for stabilizing of the knee. It can easily rupture if you twist your knee the wrong way and in many cases, during sports participation.
When performing ACL reconstruction, the surgeon removes the torn ligament. The patient’s tissue is then used to make another ACL. However, the tissue may be provided by a donor. In order to hold it in place, the surgeon uses screws to attach the new ligament to the bones. With the progress of the healing process, new tissue fills in the bone tunnels left by the surgeon, finally holding the new ligament in place permanently.
One other common type—and the specialty of Dr. Greg Finch—is spine surgery. While spine problems have many different causes, patients usually complain about an unbearable back pain. Orthopedic surgeons such as Dr. Finch conduct surgery on patients suffering from spinal problems with the aim of helping them gain better physical health, increase activity and productivity, and alleviate the back pain.
Some of the most common spinal surgeries are Arthroscopy and Spinal Fusion. In the latter, the surgeon joins together spinal bones. In the end, movement between them is prevented while the chances of nerves stretching are minimized.
Dr. Greg Finch performs Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure in which Arthroscopes are inserted into the joints to evaluate the damage. He earned his medical degrees from the University of Auckland and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRANCS).
Living in physical pain is not pleasant. Fortunately, there are orthopedics all over the world. Dr. Greg Finch is among the best. He has not only performed successful spine surgeries in Australian hospitals but also medical institutions in the UK, USA, and Germany.