Orthopedic is everything that deals with the human musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgery is the treatment of these conditions. Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Greg Finch are the doctors who treat conditions that deal with this system.Some of the musculoskeletal system conditions may be treated without surgery conditions depending on their nature. Some of the body parts involved in this system include shoulders, knees, and hands among others. The system includes ligaments, tendons, nerves, bones and joints.
Different orthopedic surgeons use different methods to treat conditions which affect these parts. Some of the most common types of ways of treating these conditions include Spine Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), among others.
People resort to this treatment when they have unbearable back pain. This pain may be brought about by sports, extreme bending and even age. The procedure will help the back area to relax and eventually, you will be able to carry the activities which you couldn’t do before with zeal.
The spinal fusion is the most widespread type of spine surgery that orthopedic surgeons perform. During the surgery, the spinal bones or vertebrae are joined. This will stop the motion of the bones and promote the healing of the nerves on the spine.
Total joint replacement
An individual can have their body parts totally replaced due to a variety of reasons. Some of this includes disease such as arthritis which wears out some muscles and cancer which may invade a certain body part and render it as useless. Before doing the procedure the orthopedic will assess the body part and decide whether the part should be replaced. After that, he operates the part and removes it and replaces it with metal or plastic pieces.
Anterior cruciate ligament
This is a surgery which is carried out to correct knee ligaments. The ligaments often rupture during sports or extreme twisting of the knee.
About Greg Finch
Dr. Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon who works at Sunshine Coast Spine. Dr. Greg Finch specializes in spinal surgery.Dr. Greg Finch is also passionate about cervical spine surgery, invasive spine surgery, and adult deformity.