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Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery dealing with conditions about the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons such as Dr. Greg Finch use both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, spinal diseases, degenerative diseases, congenital disorders, and tumors. Dr. Finch performs a number of orthopedic procedures. These procedures include:

Arthroscopy

The procedure is performed to minimally invasive cartilage surgery and the reconstruction of torn ligaments. The procedure allows patients recover from the surgery within a short period. One common operation done by orthopedics is knee arthroscopy. It is often combined with chondroplasty or meniscectomy.

Arthroplasty

Is an orthopedic procedure involving the replacement, remodeling or realignment of the musculoskeletal joint. This is an elective procedure done to relieve pain and restore the function of the joint after damage by trauma or arthritis.

Robot-Assisted Hip Replacement

This is a procedure performed to treat hip fractures. The most direct approach to hip replacement is that of minimally invasive technique offering potential benefits to patients interested in returning to their daily active lifestyles after the surgery. The procedure does not affect the backside of the hip joint; thus patients don’t have any problem bending forwards after the surgery nor will they restrict their activities.

Laminectomy

A surgical procedure whereby the posterior bony arch is partly removed to allow access to the disc. It is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. The procedure can be used to treat slipped disk and spinal stenosis.

About Dr. Greg Finch

Dr. Finch is an orthopedic surgeon at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. He is trained in all areas of spinal surgery. He has a major interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical spine, and adult deformity.

He went to Royal Australian College of Surgeons where he attained his FRACS in orthopedic surgery. He also attended the University of Auckland between 1986 and 1991 where he attained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

 

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