Orthopaedic Surgery is Greg Finch’s Passion

Posted in Orthopedic on Jun 25, 2017

Orthopaedic surgeons treat muscle and skeleton conditions. Other orthopaedic surgeons may also specialize in non surgical procedures that treat orthopaedic problems. Specialists like Greg Finch specialize in treating spinal conditions. Here are three orthopaedic procedures that are most common.

Herniated Discs Treatment

A normal spinal disc is made of a soft middle enclosed in a tough exterior which is located between vertebrae. A patient is diagnosed with a herniated disc if the soft center forces its way through the disc’s tough exterior. The condition, which is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc, irritates nerves and leads to pain and numbness in the limbs. Orthopedic surgeons are trained to treat such conditions. The main focus of the treatment is to relieve systems associated with herniated discs.

Spine surgery

Spine surgery treats a variety of problems. One of the main issues that the procedure seeks to address is debilitating back pain that impairs a patient’s daily life. After the surgery, they will experience less pain and be able to engage in more physical activity. Spinal Fusion is the most common type of spine surgery. During the procedure, the orthopedic surgeon fuses spinal bones resulting into restricted motion between spinal bones.

Joint replacements

Surgeons commonly perform joint surgery procedures such as hip and knee replacement. Knee replacement surgeries could be partial or full replacement. In a full replacement procedure, the doctor implants a complete prosthetic device or conducts a revision surgery of a device that was previously implanted. In the partial surgery, they only repair one side of the knee.

About Greg Finch

Dr. Greg Finch is a spine specialist working at Sunshine Coast Spine. He previously served at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner, and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust. Greg Flinch received his training at Royal Australian College.

Dr. Greg Finch is an asset to the Australian Orthopaedic Association. After gaining his FRACS, the doctor spent two years working with world leading spine specialists. Although he is trained in all areas of spinal surgeries, he has special interest in minimally invasive procedures.

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