Orthopedic procedures involve surgery of the skeletons such as spinal cord, bones joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Some of the most common orthopedic procedures include knee arthroscopy and spinal fusion.
The spinal fusion or spondondylodesis is an orthopedic technique which fuses two or more vertebrae. It is a neurosurgical process that can be done on any level of the spine; lumbar, thoracic, or cervical. It prevents motion between the joined vertebrae. Although there are several kinds of spinal fusion procedures, each method involves utilization of bone grafting, either from a donor (allograft), patient (autograft), or using artificial bone substitutes to assist the damaged bones in healing together. While the graft joins the vertebrae together, screws, cages, or plates can be used to hold the bones in place. This process is done to relieve pressure and pain on the spinal cord and enable the individual to go on with daily tasks without pain.
Another common orthopedic procedure is the Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty administered to restore injured cartridges in the knee area. The method entails removal of the damaged tissues around the knee to give way for healthy cartridge to grow in its place. An arthroscope is used to guide the surgery and incisions administered.
Mr. Greg Finch is a qualified and licensed orthopedic surgeon who has worked with the world’s best experts in spinal surgery. He specializes in pediatric orthopedics and trauma, spinal surgery, trauma and other orthopedic procedures. Greg Finch is also a member of various health groups such as the Spine Society of Australia, North American Spinal Society, and a fellow at the Australian Orthopedic Association.
Greg Finch received training from Auckland Medical School from 1986 to 1991 and later progressed to Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Greg Finch currently works at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital in Australia.