Orthopedic surgeries are done to help alleviate pain, increase range-of-motion and improve your quality of life. Although there are a large number of different orthopedic surgeries that can be done, some surgery types are more common than others.
Orthopedic surgery is commonly done on the wrist on people suffering from different types of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and on people who have cysts that impact their wrist functioning. After wrist surgery, patients will find that their pain has diminished and their functioning returned.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery is done most often to replace the hip and knee joints. Most often those seeking joint replacement surgery have severe arthritis that has degraded the joints and made movement difficult and painful. During the surgery, damaged areas of the joint are removed and replaced with metal or plastic that is shaped to mimic the natural shape of the joint.
Spinal surgery can be done for a number of different of reasons, and the most common reason for seeking spinal surgery is to decrease back pain. One of the most common spinal surgeries is spinal decompression, where the surgeon removes a small portion of the bone in order to take pressure off of pinched nerves. This also allows nerves to heal, alleviating pain.
If you have been having issues and are looking for an orthopedic surgeon, look no further than Dr. Greg Finch. Dr. Greg Finch received his medical degree from Auckland Medical School, and then received his FRACS at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr. Greg Finch is adept at many different orthopedic surgeries, but is specialized in surgeries of the spine. Regardless of your orthopedic surgery needs, you can rest assured that Dr. Greg Finch will operate on you with care and expertise.