Orthopedic surgery involves the muscles and skeleton in a patient. Surgery corrects problems that have arisen either due to deformity, accidents, age, and disease. One of the more common types of orthopedic surgery it total shoulder replacements. This can help patients who have shoulder problems including pain, breaks, and lack movement range. Once a patient recovers from this type of surgery they are typically able to resume living a normal life within a few weeks after the surgery has been performed.
Another common type of orthopedic surgery is ACL reconstruction. Damage to the ACL, which is a major ligament in the lower legs that helps stabilize the knee, is often damaged by athletes. The surgeon reattaches this ligament after it has been reconstructed. In order to reconstruct an ACL, the surgeon can either use the patient’s own tissue or that of a donor.
Dr. Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery for both children and adults. He earned his FRACS in Orthopedic Surgery from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Melbourne, Australia. After Dr. Greg Finch graduated he performed spinal surgery in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. His special interest is in minimally invasive spine surgery through which his patients can generally recover very quickly.
As a spinal surgeon, Dr. Greg Finch is part of a number of organizations including the North American Spine Society and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Gre Finch currently works for the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital which is located in Buderim, Queensland in Australia. The hospital that Dr. Greg Finch works for is a nonprofit which puts patients first. At this hospital he is also able to use the latest in robotic surgeries assistants in order to provide treatment to his patients.