Just like other forms of treatments, surgeries are meant to correct or treat various conditions or illnesses that may inflict one’s body. Orthopedic surgery is one of the most common surgeries that can be performed on an individual and it primarily deals with the muscles and the skeleton in the human body. Orthopedic surgery helps to correct problems that arise in the human skeleton, attachments, tendons, and ligaments.
It can also be used to correct problems resulting from the injury of the spine or damage as a result of aging. Some other type of ailments that orthopedic surgery can correct includes broken bones, sprains, strains, and dislocations. The range of treatment for these illnesses includes amputation, traction, spinal fusion, hand reconstruction, joint replacement, among others.
Here are the most common orthopedic procedures
Spine surgery– it is one of the most complicated procedures that requires being conducted by an experienced surgeon. It is used to correct severe back pain that impairs the day to day life of the patient. The most common spine surgery is the spinal fusion that involves joining of two vertebrae of the backbone. It helps to restrict motion of the spinal cord; hence, reducing the strain and severe back ache.
Total shoulder replacement– it aims at reducing joint pain by improving joint movement over a period. The damaged bone and the cartilage are replaced with plastic or metal. The corrective surgery can also improve the range of motion.
About Greg Finch
Dr. Greg Finch is one of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons from Queensland, Australia. He graduated from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and later on pursued his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Auckland. After his graduation from the University, Dr. Greg Finch started his career at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a spine surgeon.
Doctor Greg Finch has spent some years in UK, Germany, and USA pursuing his career. He has worked in some reputable organizations such as the New Zealand Orthopedic Association, Australian Orthopedic Association, and Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Greg has also worked in North American Spine Society and the Society for the minimally invasive spine surgery.