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Top 5 Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries with Greg Finch

Orthopedic Surgeries, or more commonly known as Orthopedics, are medical procedures that aim to find solutions to problems with the musculoskeletal system, where physicians seek to treat traumas, injuries, diseases (for example spine diseases), and, more recently, degenerative diseases.


Greg Finch is a renowned surgeon in Australia, and he knows a lot about the most common therapies, as he has done all of them.


Currently, in the Private Hospital of Sunshine Coast, Greg Finch was formed at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


With specialization in spine surgery, Greg Finch has experience in the area in more than seven associations and hospitals as a spine surgeon, and he has helped the team analyze the top 5 most common orthopedic surgeries:


ACL Reconstruction


ACL stands for “Anterior Cruciate Ligament,” and it is a crucial ligament of the knee joint that needs to be in perfect conditions for humans to walk, stand or even sit properly without feeling pain.


The rupture of this ligament is a common issue among young people that participate in extensive physical activities, but it is also a traditional surgery for people at an older age that have their knees worn out.


Bone fracture repairing


Extremely common surgery with the youth and athletes, bone fracture, is very common, and sometimes standard procedures won’t be enough in bone fractures that are too deep and, well, fractured.


Here, the pieces of bone that have been lost are replaced by metal parts or plastic to restore the movement of the member.


Total or Partial Joint Replacement Surgery


This is one of the most frequent replacement surgeries in the musculoskeletal system, but it is not by any means a simple step-by-step. Doctors have to replace damaged parts of joints found across the body with metal, plastic or some other material to restore the movement and the functions of that member.


Not doing a replacement procedure can cause severe pain and arthritis because of the damaged joint and the motion of the member that is not following the exact movement arch successfully.


Total or Partial Shoulder Replacement Surgery


The Total Shoulder Replacement is radically different than the other joint replacements mainly because of the amount of pressure that humans apply to their shoulder joints.


Over time, the bones of the area and the joints can become extensively tired and damaged which might require a replacement surgery. Although it may sound unnecessary, it is one of the most common procedures because the pain in the shoulder and neck areas is such a common problem among patients.


Spine Surgery


Greg Finch’s specialization, patients often come with pain in the back that they have profoundly tried to treat with therapies, but the spine is heavily damaged and dislocated, something that a yoga class can’t easily fix.


Although many health issues may lead to the necessity of a spine surgery, pain is the most common reason. There is the lumbar decompression, which is used to relieve pain from nerve root pinching, lumbar fusion, which decreases pain in the lower back in a vertebrae segment that is causing issues, cervical spine surgery, which treats pain in the neck, and the extensive list goes on.