Orthopedics surgeries refer to those that involve the muscles and skeleton of a person. The most common type of procedure involves broken bones and fractures. The Orthopedist will set the break in the bones first. They will then apply either a cast or a splint which will protect the break while it naturally heals. If a person has to wear a cast for a long time they might also have to engage in physical therapy in order to rebuild muscles in the affected area.
Another common orthopedic procedure in joint replacement, especially for older patients. This is a serious, involving surgery which replaces an entire joint in the body with an artificial one. Common joints that need replacing includes one or both hips, shoulders, knees, and ankles. Joints can break down for a number of reasons including age, disease, and injury.
Dr. Greg Finch is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who serves at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Greg Finch has 17 years of experience performing surgery on patient’s backs and is a graduate of the University of Auckland where he earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Medicine degrees. His specialties include minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical spine surgery, disc replacement, and adult deformities.
Prior to Dr. Greg Finch’s arrival at his current position in 2016, he has served at a number of other hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States as an orthopedic spine surgeon. This includes the New Zealand Orthopedic Association, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Greg Finch is a very experienced doctor who has helped hundreds of patients live better, healthier lives free of back pain.