Orthopedic surgeons are trained to perform surgery on the musculoskeletal system. This type of surgery can bring relief for many conditions including arthritis, fractures, tendon damage, osteoporosis, and much more. Although all orthopedic surgeons specialize in certain areas of orthopedic surgery, some procedures are common with all.
Total Joint Replacement
Total joint replacement may be required for a number of reasons including severe arthritis and osteonecrosis. During total joint replacement, the damaged parts of the bone and cartilage are replaced with an implant. These implants are made from metal or plastic. Although recovery can be painful, total joint replacement leads to greatly diminished pain over time as well as improved range of motion.
Spine Surgery is often used to relieve severe back pain, though there are many other problems it can relieve. During spinal fusion, the most commonly used spine surgery, the surgeon joins the vertebrae together, limiting the stretching of the nerves and leading to reduced pain.
Greg Finch is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, adult deformity, and cervical spine surgery. Greg Finch currently works with all types of spine issues that affect both children and adults.
Greg Finch received his education from at the University of Auckland where he received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He received his spine surgery education at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, UK where he was a spine fellow in the Spinal Deformity unit. Greg Finch was also an orthopedic and Spinal Fellow at the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He currently works at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital where his aim is to provide the best care to his patients.