Living with spinal and joints ailments had almost been unbearable, but with the advancement of Orthopedic surgery, there is a second chance. A surgical procedure which involves correction of deformities which varies from joint replacement, shoulder and knee arthroscopy among others. Being an advancement of treatment administered to world war individuals due to spinal and joint injuries and treating early childhood deformities. After the advancement in the present day, it is a core procedure performed on spinal diseases, tumors, sports injuries patients. Greg Finch, the Australian orthopedic surgeon, is one of the renowned specialists in this field.
The common orthopedic procedures include; total joint replacement and spine surgery. Total joint replacement is considered safe and with a small risk of complications. It involves assessing the damaged joint, removing the cartilage and bones and replacing it with prosthetic, naturally shaped metal, ceramic or plastic. This is mostly administered to patients with damaged joints or severe arthritis which hinders their movement.
Secondly, is back spine surgery, the most common being spinal fusion which involves removing some backbone ligaments, joining the spinal bones, to restrict motion between spine bones and limits stretching of nerves? This releases the patient from severe back and neck pain and increases activity. Greg Finch campaigns for researchers to improve the patients’ conditions after the surgeries.
A graduate with a distinction, FRACS, as a special surgeon from Auckland University, has the highest recognized capabilities in orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Finch spent some more years in Germany and USA advancing his medical career. He later proceeded to work in various medical institutions. They include; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Shriners Children Hospitals and currently in Perth Royal Hospital.
Being a critical operation, it calls for in-depth consultation on patients’ physical and genetic history. In reference to Greg Finch’s patients, he conducts three investigative measures which include, interviews, physical examination and diagnostic investigations like X-rays, blood tests. These available options give patients and their families to choose a treatment plan they prefer.