Some people could require orthopedic surgery due to incurred injuries or degeneration of their bones or surrounding cartilage. Replacement shoulder or hip surgery is often performed when the bones or adjacent cartilage is too damaged to repair. These procedures use synthetic parts made of plastic or metal to provide patients with a better range of motion, while also reducing pain. ACL reconstruction is another common orthopedic procedure that involves the knee. In this instance the damage occurs to the connecting ligament, which is removed so a new donor tissue can be attached through the use of screws. This allows the knee to regrow its own tissue while still maintaining a degree of functionality during the process of regrowth. Orthopedic surgery can often involve procedures of the spine as well.
An Outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Greg Finch is one of Australia’s leading orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Finch obtained two bachelor degrees from the University of Auckland, one for medicine and one for surgery. His first hospital position was with the Shriners Hospital for Children where he practiced pediatric orthopedics and spinal surgery. While Dr. Greg Finch is more than capable of performing any type of orthopedic surgery, he has chosen to focus his talents on addressing issues of the spine. He has practiced as a spinal surgeon in many hospitals within Australia, including the Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gardner Hospital.
Dr. Greg Finch currently practices as an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Sunshine Cost Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He is a participating member of several associations including the North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons, to which he holds a fellowship. Dr Greg Finch strives to provide minimally invasive procedures for his patients and specializes in the areas of spinal decompression, cervical surgery and spinal tumor surgery.