Orthopedic surgery involves all conditions of the musculoskeletal structure which can result from trauma, spinal diseases, sports injuries, or degenerative diseases. There are surgeries that are considered more common for known ailments and conditions. Surgeries such as joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, or surgeries related to bone fractures are a few of them.
Joint replacement surgeries commonly involve the knee, or the hip. On rare occasions a shoulder replacement is necessary. The majority of all joint replacement surgeries are the result of age; typically the outcome of ongoing arthritis. Patients will receive a great amount of pain relief and regain movement in the joint after recovery of the surgery, which is different for each patient.
Arthroscopic surgeries typically do not involve the full opening of the area such as a shoulder, or knee. The surgery involves making a small incision into the joint using an arthroscope to repair the ligament damage. Because it is a non-invasive surgery, there is less recovery time needed.
As a highly trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Greg Finch specializes in many diverse surgeries such as cervical spine surgery, invasive minimal spine surgery and conditions related to adult deformity. Dr. Greg Finch received his training and qualifications from the Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). In order to receive credentials from FRAC, surgeons undergo a vigorous and extensive training which is highly recognized as the best training throughout Australia.
Dr. Greg Finch has been involved with some of the leading experts in orthopedic surgery and has worked with many throughout the United States, Germany, and United Kingdom. Dr. Greg Finch is affiliated with Perth Royal Hospital as an outpatient Surgeon and he is a partner with Orthopaedic Association of Australia (AOA). AOA currently has 1,700 members who aggressively support research of orthopedic initiatives throughout Australia and abroad.