For most cases, orthopedic surgery is recommended for people with spine problems that trigger intense pain. It is possible for orthopedic surgeons to offer solutions for such pain without necessarily having to do a surgery but there are instances where an operation is inevitable. Certain surgical procedures are common for patients suffering from chronic pain. Here are a few of the most common ones.
Surgical Spine Fusion
This is one of the most common spine surgeries. Surgeons conduct this procedure in areas where there is regenerative disc disease. By fusing two or more vertebrae, the spine is able to stay stable. Internal fixations are mainly done in the ankles, but for other areas, surgeons use screws and pins. The spine fusion procedure helps people that were previously afflicted by acute pain and impaired movement as they get relief from the chronic pain and are even able to move around and do their daily activities.
Joint Replacement Procedures
These are commonly performed on the knees and is sometimes followed by a hip replacement surgery. The procedure can be either a partial replacement or a full replacement. In cases of total joint replacements, there is a full prosthetic device inserted to aid movement. Sometimes the procedure involves revision surgery for an already implanted device. It could also involve soft tissue surgeries, which are mainly performed on the shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
Greg Finch’s Background Information
Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in spine surgery. This does not mean that he is not proficient with other orthopedic surgeries. Greg Finch has a professional qualification known as FAOrthA. He has training in all types of spine surgery although he enjoys the invasive type.
Greg Finch is a member of the spine society of Australia as well as the North American Spine Society. Greg is also a fellow of the Australia Orthopedic Association. He has worked with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world and is an expert in what his work.