Orthopedic surgery is a term that is used to describe the procedures that treat both muscular and skeletal conditions. Orthopedic surgery entails procedures such as joint treatments, spinal disorders, bone disease, damage to muscles and ligaments, pediatric orthopedics, trauma and orthopedic surgery and medico-legal surgery. There are many orthopedic surgery procedures, but some of the most common procedures are:
- Spine Surgery
Spine surgery is prescribed to individuals suffering from a variety of back problems. They are characterized by herniated, bulged or slipped discs, spinal stenosis, and myofascial pain syndrome. If the patient is suffering from pains that affect his/her day-to-day activities, then it is imperative that a spinal surgery is undertaken. The procedure of spinal surgery involves procedures such as laminectomy, spinal fusion, osteotomy, and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). After the surgery, the patient will experience less pain, increased activity, and increased physical fitness
- Total Joint Replacement
Joint replacement surgeries are performed on patients who have arthritis. The surgery is done to relief pain and increases motion. The most common joint replacement surgery is the knee surgery, then the hip replacement surgery. The procedure involves accessing the damaged parts and replacing them with metal and plastic surfaces that restore knee movement to its normal function.
About Grey Finch
Grey Finch is an orthopedic surgeon with specialties in spinal surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and trauma. Dr. Finch is a graduate of the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Field of Study Medicine. He is experienced in all fields of orthopedic surgeries.
He has worked in different hospitals. After graduating, he joined Shriners Hospitals for Children where he worked as a pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeon from January 2000 to July 2000. He joined Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a spine surgeon. In June 2002, he joined the Royal Perth Hospital as an orthopedic surgeon. He is currently working in the following organizations and hospitals: Sir Charles Gairder Hospital, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, North America Spine Society among others.