What is Orthopaedic surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is the medical practice involving the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This describes the bones and all the connecting tissue and muscular system that comes with it. The most common areas Orthopaedic surgeons deal with are the knees, hip, ankles, elbow, wrist, shoulder, and the spinal column. The reason for this is simple, because these areas are the joints, and they are the most prone to get injured. The following are some of the most common procedures that Orthopaedic surgeons have to perform.
- Soft tissue repair; which deals with ligaments and tendons
- Bone fracture repair; this is when broken bones are repaired using plates,
screws, and pins
- Arthroscopy; Treating inside a joint with a tool known as an arthroscope
- Joint replacement; When joints are replaced with a prosthesis
- Revision surgery; This type of surgery is done to replace a prosthesis
- Osteotomy; This involves dealing with deformed bones
Dr. Greg Finch
Dr. Finch is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon based in Buderim, Australia. Dr. Finch carries out his practice at Nucleus Medical Suites, a hospital located in Buderim. He got his degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from FRACS ( Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).
After his degree he spent several years abroad, mainly in Germany, UK, and the US, honing his skills by working with highly skilled and experienced surgeons. Mr. Finch’s interest mainly lies in minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Greg Finch is also a member of North American Spine Society(NASS) and the Spine Society of Australia. Today he stays busy by performing a variety of surgeries for disc protrusions, spinal deformity, lumbar spine issues, disc replacement surgery and spinal stenosis.