Orthopedics is an extension of medicine that deals specifically with various ailments which center on the skeleton and muscles including the joints, tendons, bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves. This branch of medicine has evolved over the years to come up with noninvasive techniques for treating the different musculoskeletal injuries that arise from different causes.
Many modern orthopedic surgeons are using a surgical approach as the last option when all attempts to do a nonsurgical procedure cannot be implemented to fix the problem adequately. Some of the top most common orthopedic procedures done in present day hospitals include;
Arthroscopy involves slightly invasive techniques to examine and treat joint conditions with the use of an arthroscope. The instrument is a small metal tube which is equipped with a source of light and a camera to help the orthopedic surgeon to determine the exact problem. The device used for this procedure is small and therefore requires little to no invasive techniques which most patients prefer.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
This procedure is typically used for the treatment of knee conditions that arise from sports injuries or other forms of massive strain on the knee area. The procedure mainly aims to reconstruct torn ligaments and stabilize the knee. This is done by removing the ruptured ligament and replacing it with tissue from the patient or a donor to create a new ACL. The tissue is held by screws that hold it in place until the new ACL grows firmly.
Spinal surgeries are known to be complicated and life threatening in nature. This normally results from intolerable fluctuating pain in the back. The most common procedure under spinal injuries is Spinal Fusion which involves fusing the spinal vertebrae to reduce stretching and motion in between the spinal discs.
About Greg Finch
Dr. Greg Finch is a celebrated orthopedic surgeon with numerous years of expertise in treating matters relating to the musculoskeletal with a distinct knack for dealing with spinal surgeries. He is knowledgeable, experienced and has received numerous endorsements for his successful endeavors in the orthopedic department.
Dr. Finch graduated with a bachelor of surgery, medicine, and a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Auckland. He is also a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of surgery which basically endorses the doctors who have completed the recommended years of surgical training.