Orthopedic doctors are surgeons who diagnose and repair parts of the skeletal system, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Additionally, they treat disorders associated with the nervous system in the spinal cord. Some work in emergency rooms, while others choose private practice, and specialize in pediatrics, podiatry, trauma patients, geriatrics, and injuries related to sports.
There are many procedures that orthopedics perform on a daily basis, and some of them are explained below.
In this particular procedure, the ball and socket are replaced mostly due to arthritis. Some are made of ceramic while others are made of metal. The orthopedic doctor will choose the type of material to use, depending on a number of variables.
Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff keeps your shoulder in place and also facilitates its proper movement. In case the cuff tears, extreme pain is experienced, especially when trying to reach something that is higher than you. In this procedure, bone spurs and debris are removed, and the tendons are reattached together on the edges.
The wrists and ankles are prone to problems like arthritis, fractures, sprains, and injuries. Moreover, when these joints are overused, complications may occur, sometimes necessitating surgery when conservative treatments fail.
About Dr. Greg Finch
Dr. Greg Finch is a licensed orthopedic surgeon who spent two years working with world leaders and other high profile surgeons in spine surgery in the UK, Germany, and the USA. He has worked in several institutions like Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Dr. Greg Finch is a staunch member of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; a qualification only awarded to doctors who have had several years of rigorous surgical training. Dr. Greg Finch is also a renowned member of the Australian Orthopedic Association, North American Spine Society, and The Spine Society of Australia.
Dr. Greg Finch is also trained in all aspects of spinal injury and has a special interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery and cervical spinal surgery, including disc replacement and adult deformity.