Orthopedic surgery is a type of surgery that aims to treat conditions affecting the skeleton and muscle system in the body. The surgery procedures vary from one patient to another with respect to their particular ailment. However, some procedures are common among physicians.
Total Joint Replacement
One such procedure is the Total Joint Replacement that is performed to patients who are diagnosed with severe arthritis. The procedure is mainly done to offer patients relief from pain and enlarge the motions area. During the procedure, metal or plastic that are shaped as natural joints is inserted to replace the broken part of the joint.
Another procedure is the spinal surgery. Most patients who go for this procedure are those with cyclical back pain. The most used procedure for spinal surgery is known as the spinal fusion where vertebrae are joined to restrict movement between the spinal bones. It also restraints the nerves from stretching. Ultimately, the procedure reduces back pain, which translates to recovered physical fitness.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) replacement is another type of orthopedic surgery. The ACL is a vital ligament of the knee that contributes to its stability. The procedure is administered when the ligament ruptures. A new ligament is created using tissues derived from either the patient or a donor. The procedure entails the elimination of the damaged ligament and replacing with the new ones using screws to hold it in place. The bone tunnels created continue to grow as the knee heals.
About Greg Finch
Greg Finch is a globally respected orthopedic surgeon with a major specialty in spinal procedures. He attended the highly profile the University of Auckland where he did a medical program in medicine and surgery.
Greg Finch has worked for many hospitals and organization that specializes in spinal surgery. Currently, Greg practices orthopedic surgery at the internationally known Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health service.