Orthopedic surgery is a branch of medicine that deals with skeletal muscle. Stiff necks, Arthritis, back pains and injuries caused by sports are just but a few of the most common orthopedic conditions. Orthopedic surgeons are the physicians dedicated to diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions. The following are some of the most common orthopedic procedures carried out by orthopedics.
- Degenerative Spine Conditions
These are spine conditions characterized by loss of common function and structure of the spine with time. The condition is mostly as a result of aging, but cases like infections, arthritis or tumors are also known to cause it. Treatment of any degenerative spine conditions depends on how severe it is. If the case is very severe, the procedure may require surgery. However, in most cases, non-surgical means like, pain medication, exercise and braces may be all that is required.
- Knee Arthroscopy/Meniscectomy
This is a procedure known for removing some or all of a meniscus from the tibiofemoral joint of the knee through arthroscopic surgery also known as keyhole surgery. During the surgery, where you are either administered a spinal or general anesthetic, special instruments, which include a small camera, are inserted using three small incisions made on your knee. The damaged cartilage and or torn meniscus parts are then carefully removed. Though it involves a lot of work, the procedure normally takes 30 minutes.
About Dr. Gregory Finch
Dr. Gregory Finch is an Orthopedic who mainly specializes in the treatment of scoliosis and degenerative spinal disorders. He is the most experienced orthopedic surgeon around the world. He attained his FRACS I from the Auckland University and then pursued his career for some years in the US, UK, and Germany.
Dr. Finch is one profession who has seen hundreds of successful procedures making a positive difference in peoples’ lives. When you visit him, he performs diagnostic investigations then advice and allows the patients to choose the most suitable treatment for them.