Orthopedic surgery is a discipline in medicine that is involved in the treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Below are the most common orthopedic procedures:
Knee arthroscopic meniscectomy is a common surgical procedure conducted on the knee joint to repair damaged meniscus, a fibrocartilage located between the bones of the knee. During this procedure, a surgeon makes three portals at the knee and inserts the arthroscope so as to view the anomaly inside the knee. The arthroscope then projects the images to a PC monitor for the doctor to see and determine the course of action.
Hip replacement surgery
This procedure involves removal of damaged bone and replacing it with an artificial one. Hip replacement surgery is one of the common remedies in the treatment of arthritis that causes hip joint malfunction. During this procedure, the doctor removes a damaged cartilage and bone then replaces it with an artificial one using a special surgical cement.
Shoulder resurfacing surgery
This procedure is conducted under general anesthetic and is done to provide relief to patients who have arthritis of the shoulder. Shoulder resurfacing surgery is frequently carried out to remove the diseased part of the shoulder joint. After the invasive procedure, a patient is advised to rest for eight weeks before resuming strenuous activities.
About Dr. Greg Finch
Dr. Greg Finch is a competent Australian orthopedic surgeon skilled in cervical & invasive spine surgery, and adult deformity surgery. Dr.Finch has served as an orthopedic and spine surgeon at the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Dr. Finch has spent part of his career working with world leaders in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He has a deep-rooted interest in the spine and is skilled in all aspects of spine surgery. Dr. Finch is a member of Spine Society of Australia, the Australian Orthopedic Association and the North American Spine Society (NASS).