Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. An orthopedic surgeon is a person who prevents, treats, rehabilitates and diagnosis these ailments.Muscles, nerves, bones, tendons, joints and ligaments compose the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedics treat some conditions without surgery, these include back pain, fractures, sports injuries, club foot, cerebral palsy, dislocations, some musculoskeletal abnormalities and many others. Orthopedic surgeons also specialize in certain areas such as trauma, sports medicine, pediatrics, oncology/bone tumors and reconstructive surgery.
Types of orthopedic surgery
There are various types of orthopedic surgery. However, the common types are:
- Joint replacement (revision, partial and total):This is when a joint affected by arthritis or damaged by any other means is replaced by prosthesis or an artificial joint.
- Internal Fixation: This is an orthopedic surgery done to clamp pieces of bone together using metal rods or bone grafts.
- Soft Tissue Repair: This is surgery meant to correct soft tissues which include torn ligaments and tendons.
About Gregory finch
Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal injury. He also performs cervical spine surgery including disc replacement, invasive spine surgery, and adult deformity.Presently Dr. Greg Finch works for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service as an orthopedic spine surgeon.
Greg Finch has also worked for the North American Spine Society, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Orthopedic Association and Society for minimally invasive spine surgery.He studied at the University of Auckland where he got his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Medicine. Greg Finch is a fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association and he belongs to the Spine society Australia and North American Spine Society.