Orthopedic surgery is a term that is used to describe the procedures that treat both muscular and skeletal conditions. These conditions are treated both surgically and non-surgically. 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:
1. Spine Surgery
Spine surgery is prescribed if the patient is suffering from frequent back pains. Spine problems 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. After the surgery, the patient will experience less pain, increased activity, and increased physical fitness. The procedure of spinal surgery involves procedures such as laminectomy, spinal fusion, osteotomy, and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).
2. Joint Replacement
Joint replacement is the most serious orthopedic surgery. This kind of surgery is administered to patients who have end-stage arthritis. The surgery is done on joints such as the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle and any other body joints. The surgery is mostly done on older people who have worn-out joints. The whole process involves removing the damaged joint and replacing it with an artificial one.
Are you suffering from a series of back problems? Then, you need to plan a visit to Dr. Greg Finch at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service for spinal surgery. Dr. Greg Finch is well trained on all procedures involved in spinal surgery. With a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medicine from the University of Auckland, Greg Finch is more that qualified in this field.
Greg Finch has also worked in different hospitals where he has gained enough experience to handle all spine related surgeries. Dr. Greg is experienced in tests and procedures such as anterior spinal fusion, cervical spinal surgery, lumbar spinal surgery and spinal fusion surgery. Whenever you are faced with any spinal condition, visit Dr. Greg, and you will be treated with all the expertise.