Orthopedic surgery is a particular branch of surgery that is concerned with treating musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal conditions might involve sports injuries, congenital disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, spine disease, and tumors. Initially meant to prevent and correct deformities in children, orthopedic surgery has evolved and is being used and considered as a special branch of the modern day surgery.
There are several common orthopedic procedures carried out in the Western world. Listed below is a small list of these common orthopedic procedures.
Knee Arthroscopy: This is a form of medical procedure that is mainly used to treat torn cartilage or meniscus, trimming damaged cartilage, Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and torn surface cartilage. The procedure involves the using an endoscope inserted into the area of treatment, mainly the joints, through a small insertion.
Carpal tunnel release: Commonly referred to as CTR, is a surgical procedure in which the ligament, particularly the transverse carpal ligament is divided. This surgical procedure is often used to treat the carpal tunnel syndrome. This form of treatment is recommended when there are muscle weakness and static numbness.
Knee replacement: This is a type of orthopedic surgery that is meant to remove a particular part of the knee that acts as a weight-bearing surface as a mode of pain relief and eliminate disability. This process is mostly performed for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. This surgery is meant to replace the damaged surface of the joint with either a metal or a plastic component that is perfectly shaped as the damaged joint surface to allow the full motion of the knee.
Orthopedic surgical procedures are becoming common in Australia. Among the leading physicians in this field is MD Greg Finch. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
Greg Finch has worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for over sixteen years. Greg Finch also worked as a spine surgeon at Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for two years. He has also worked with the Australian Orthopedic Association as an orthopedic spine surgeon for eleven years. Greg Finch is among the most elite and experienced orthopedic surgeons in Australia.