Orthopedics surgeons perform various procedures every day to treat conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, and deformities in joints. Following an initial assessment, orthopaedic surgeons may: diagnose the injury or condition using X-rays or blood tests, treat using either surgery or medication or they may recommend physiotherapy to restore functionality, strength, and movement. Most common operations are performed on the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and spine. The common orthopedic surgeries include lumbar fusion and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
Lumbar fusion surgery
This procedure is aimed at stopping the pain and disability in the lower back. This surgery can be achieved by:
- Bone fusion that outcomes in a single static bone interchanging a moveable joint which in turns halts the painful motion at that combined segment.
- Setting up a biological response by roughing up some of the bone edges and applying rods and screws for stability. As a result the two bones grow together because they think they are broken and need to fuse together.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
The procedure is necessary for the stabilization of the knee’s ligaments. Surgeons perform the surgery when the ligaments rupture. That mostly happens whenever the knee twists and moves to the wrong direction and also while participating in sports.
Dr. Finch is a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and he earned his FRACS 1 from Auckland University award after successfully completing several years of rigorous surgical training. Dr. Finch has spent couple of years working with renowned leaders in spine surgery in UK, USA and Germany.
Dr. Greg Finch has broad experience performing complex spinal revisions and reconstruction surgeries and in addition takes part in research to improve patient outcomes and spine surgery treatments. He is regarded highly by his patients as a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced doctor with excellent interpersonal skills.