Orthopedic surgery is a branch of surgery performed to address the issues involving the musculoskeletal system. While performing these procedures, both surgical and non-surgical methods can be used. Usually, most of the disorders in the musculoskeletal system occurs due to sporting injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, trauma, and infections among many others. Studies shows that among all the disorders affecting the system, there are a few that are more frequent;
This type of procedure is a little bit intrusive. It is, however, done to relieve pain in the joints. In most cases, it is performed on patients who have end-stage arthritis and require joint replacement. The replacement is done to increase mobility. The most common joints replaced are the knees and the hip joints. The replacement is done by the use of a metal or plastic surface to guarantee painless motion.
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Replacement of the shoulder comes second. The shoulder is the most used joint in the musculoskeletal system. People who suffer from a series of injuries on the shoulders are viable candidates for this procedure. The method relieves shoulder pain over time and increases the range of motion. Patients who don’t require shoulder replacement benefit from a process called shoulder arthroscopy.
People who need spine surgery have degenerative diseases, spinal stenosis, or myofascial pain syndrome. Most of these conditions develop as a result of the aging process. The operation is done to improve and increase the activity of patients suffering from back pain.
Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon with specialties in spine surgery. He bases his practice in Auckland, New Zealand. Finch has years of experience from different hospitals. Today, he works at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services.
After graduating and attaining FRACS, Finch spent two years working in the USA, UK, and Germany. He has trained in all aspects of spinal surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgeries. He is a member of Spine Society of Australia and the American Spine Society.