Orthopedic surgery deals with the conditions that involve the skeletons, and muscles in the human body, although other orthopedic surgeons may decide to solve the orthopedic problems using nonsurgical approaches as well.
Although every doctor will see some different patient orthopedic problems that require different approaches regarding treatment, there are a few orthopedic procedures that are common in most of them.
Here are the top three most common orthopedic surgeries:
Total Shoulder Replacement
Though this method may sound painful, it can significantly enable patients to feel better over time, decreasing the pain that the patients are experiencing in a joint like that of a shoulder.
This procedure entails replacement of damaged parts of the cartilage, and bone using plastic, or metal implant. Just like any other replacement procedure, it betters the range of motion at the shoulder joint.
The main stabilizing agent of the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. The ligament can get fractured when one twists the knee the wrong way or participate in sports. During this procedure of reconstruction, orthopedic surgeons remove the torn ligament and replace them by using either your tissue or the tissue of an organ donor to make a new anterior cruciate ligament. The new ligament will be connected to the bone using screws, or other devices to hold it in place.
Total Joint Replacement
Total joint replacement surgery is mainly done to patients who were previously diagnosed with acute arthritis, and seek increased range of motion and pain relief. During the procedure, orthopedic surgeons examine the damaged parts of the joint and, replace it with plastic, or metal surfaces. These metal surfaces are naturally shaped to restore normal function, and knee movement.
Greg Finch is best known for his expertise in matters related to orthopedic procedures. Greg Finch is currently a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Spine Society of Australia. Additionally, he holds a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) qualification award.
Greg Finch has specialties in trauma and orthopedic surgery, and spinal surgery. Greg Finch currently offers services related to spinal fusion, lumbar spinal surgery, anterior spinal fusion, and cervical spinal surgery.