Orthopedics is a section of medicine that deals with conditions involving the muscles and skeletons, known to doctors as the musculoskeletal system of a human body. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat spine diseases, infections, congenital disorders, degenerative diseases, sports injuries, tumors, and musculoskeletal trauma.
Spine injuries can be treated by methods such as physical therapy and interventional pain management if the injury is not serious. Some of the disorders of the spine include back pains, herniated or slipped discs, myelopathy, and stenosis among others. Procedures that are done to mitigate the spine disorders include laminectomy, osteotomy, ACDF, and spinal fusion. Spinal Fusion is a procedure for dealing with back surgery that joins vertebrae or spinal bones to restrict motion of bones and spine as well as limit nerve stretching. The reasons for doing these procedures is to give a patient increased productivity, physical fitness, and less pain.
ACL Reconstructive Knee Surgery
ACL Reconstruction, unlike Arthroscopy, is a method of replacing the ligament anterior cruciate which is a major knee stabilizer that may be caused to rupture during sports or accidentally twisting the knee badly. During surgery, the orthopedic surgeon reconstructs the ruptured ligament using tissues from the patient or organ donor to create a new ligament. The ACL will be attached using other devices and screws to the knee bone. During the healing process, tunnels created on the bone will begin to fill in with new tissue making the new ligament secure.
Greg Finch’s Professional Background
Mr. Finch is a Spinal Orthopedics Surgeon at Sunshine Coast Hospital. Greg is a qualified expert with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Auckland. He has worked as a surgeon specializing in the spine for over two decades now.
Greg Finch started working in 2000 at Shriners Children Hospital and later that year moved to Royal Orthopedic Hospital where he also worked as a Spinal Surgeon until 2002. He has also worked for several other hospitals in his capacity as a Spinal Surgeon before moving to Sunshine Coast Hospital where he has been working since 2016.