Orthopedic surgery is surgery that has to do with the muscles and skeletal system. There are four more common procedures that are performed.
The first procedure is a total joint replacement. Total joint replacement is meant to alleviate the symptoms of severe arthritis. The people who get this surgery are seeking a better range of motion and pain relief. The joint is taken out and an artificial joint is put in place. The most common joints to replace are the hip, knee, and shoulder.
The second procedure is a total shoulder replacement. A total shoulder replacement is done to give a better range of motion and manage pain levels. The shoulder bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with metal or plastic pieces. Once it is healed, people report almost no pain and massively improved range of motion.
The third procedure is spine surgery. There are many different reasons why a person may consider spine surgery but the biggest reasons are improved mobility and pain reduction. There are benefits of spinal surgery like better physical fitness and improved activity levels. ACL reconstruction is the fourth and final most common procedure. ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and this is located in the knee. This has to be repaired if it ruptures, which can happen during physical activity. The ligament is removed and replaced by tissue from either yourself or an organ donor.
Dr. Greg Finch is an Austrailian orthopedic surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Auckland, and also attended the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
Dr. Finch is a spinal orthopedic surgeon whose goal is to improve patient mobility and quality of life. He has been practicing since 2000 and has consistently high patient satisfaction scores.