Orthopedic surgery is a procedure that involves repair of the musculoskeletal system. Surgeons in this field employ surgical and non-surgical means to treat spine diseases, musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases.
A look at the top orthopedic surgeries
One of the most common orthopedic procedures is meniscectomy. This operation refers to the removal of the torn meniscus. A meniscus tear is an injury that occurs at the knee joint. Surgical decisions to repair this kind of damage are made based on health, age, and activity level of the patient. Another common procedure is the shoulder arthroscopy and decompression. This surgery is done to treat a shoulder dislocation caused by compression of tendons in the rotator cuff muscles. This operation is done when the patient does not respond to non-operative therapies like physiotherapy and injections. The carpal tunnel surgery is also one of the most popular orthopedic surgeries. It is an operation in which the transverse carpal ligament is divided to treat carpel tunnel syndrome. This procedure is done to provide relief to the patient by alleviating symptoms of the disease condition.
Dr. Greg Finch’s career and educational background
Dr. Greg Finch is Australian orthopedic surgeon who works at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has been working in this line of work for the last seventeen years. Dr. Finch graduated from the University of Auckland in 1991. He is skilled in orthopedics, trauma, and interventional spine surgeries. Dr. Finch initiated his career in 2000 at Shiners Hospital for Children.
Dr. Greg currently works for various health facilities, ranging from New Zealand Orthopedic Association, Australian Orthopedic Association, to North American Spine Society. Dr. Finch also works for the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Sunshine Coast Hospital. His interests revolve around adult deformity, invasive spine surgery, and cervical spine procedures. Dr. Finch is an active member of the high-status Spine Society of Australia.