Orthopedic surgery is a common type of surgery around the world. This type of surgery is called for when a person suffers an injury to their musculoskeletal system which can only be corrected by performing surgery on the injury. The injury can come about due to an accident, disease, or be age-related.
A common type of orthopedic surgery is soft tissue repair. This is called for when a tendon or ligament is torn. The surgeon reattachs the ligament or tendon to the bone and then immobilize the area of the injury so that it can heal over time. Another common surgery is repairing bone fractures. When a person breaks a bone sometimes surgery is needed to repair the damage. The surgeon repositions the broken bones back to how they’re supposed to be, sometimes using plates, pins, or screws to keep them in place. They then put a cast on the area so it can heal.
Osteotomy is a type of orthopedic surgery that corrects bone deformities. This is often performed in childhood as the bone deformity occurred while the child was in the mother’s womb. Sometimes doctors don’t correct the issue until later on depending on the deformity and when it is best treated.
Dr. Greg Finch is an Australian Orthopedic Surgeon. He performs spinal surgery for those who have damaged their spines, such as a slipped disc, or were born with a spinal deformity. While Dr. Greg Finch is skilled at all types of spinal surgery he specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
In addition to practicing in Australia, Dr. Greg Finch also performs surgeries in Europe and the United States. He is a member of several organizations including the North American Spine Society. Dr. Greg Finch earned his FRACS, Orthopedic Surgery at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.