THE MOST COMMON ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PROCEDURES

Orthopedic surgery deals with conditions involving skeletons and muscles in the human anatomy. However, orthopedic surgeons sometimes use nonsurgical ways to deal orthopedic issues as well.

There are orthopedic procedures that seem common when handling orthopedic problems, even though every doctor sees different cases that would require a different kind of approach during treatment. Here is a list of the most common procedures;

 

Complete Joint Replacement

Most of the individuals that have this procedure are the ones that were previously found to be suffering from acute arthritis. Surgeons analyze joints that are damaged which sometimes are found deep within other body joints during this procedure. They replace the broken parts with plastic and metal to bring back the movement of the knee and other standard functions.

 

Replacing the Shoulder completely

Though it sounds painful, this process helps patients get better over a period, and reducing the pain they experience in the joint that they frequently use such as the shoulder. Damaged parts of the bone and cartilage are replaced with implants; either metal or plastic

 

Surgery of the Spine

A lot of problems may lead to the spine needing surgery. Among the many reasons as to why people seek help is due to continued back pains that hinder their daily lives. As long as the patient decides to undergo spine surgery, they eventually experience reduced pain, which in turn increases the rate of activity, physical fitness, and overall productivity.

Spine fusion is the most common type of back surgery. It involves the joining of spinal bones known as vertebrae, which eventually prevents movement between bones of the spine and hinders the nerves from stretching.

 

Dr. Gregory Finch

Dr. Greg Finch worked for two years with other renowned surgeons in the US, the UK, and Germany. That was after he gained his FRANCS (which stands for Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) this is awarded to the doctors that have been rigorously trained for several years in matters to do with spine surgery.

Dr. Finch is currently working at Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), a Spine Society North America. He specializes in Minimal invasive spine surgery and disc replacement.