Studies indicate that there are four common orthopedic procedures that surgeons in the United States undertake. These include:
Shoulder replacement- Surgeons replace the damaged part with metal or plastic that naturally fit the knee’s shape and allow smooth movement. This procedure is often painful but it yields satisfactory results.
Spine realignment- Most people, experience back pain as they age. The major cause of these flairs is the aging spinal cord which has had the subjection of strain while at work over the years. Practitioners join the vertebrae together to limit movement between bones of the spine and extendibility of the nerves.
ACL reconstruction- Surgeons remove the damaged ligament and install a new ACL, joined with screws. The bone heals with time to create space for the growing tissue to fill it in.
Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon serving at Sunshine Coast Spine. He specializes in surgery of the spine, reconstruction of the cervical spine and fixation of other adult deformities. In 2000, Gregg began working as spine surgeon for Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust while simultaneously working in a similar position at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children. He is a member of New Zealand Orthopedic Association, Australian Orthopedic Association, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and North American Spine Society. Gregg Finch began his current tenure at Sunshine Coast Hospital in 2016. Gregg Finch earned his undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Auckland in 1991. He pursued a specialty course from Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Gregg Finch has an interest in the technological influence in orthopedic surgery and believes that future innovations will ease procedures for patients. Consequentially, he often goes through informative websites such as the Scoliosis Foundation to keep himself updated with technological advancements in his field.