The medical field of orthopedics covers all points of the musculoskeletal system. There are an array of injuries that may send you to an orthopedic surgeon. Your particular injury will determine the surgeon you will see. While most orthopedic surgeons specialize in one area of the body, some will also cover many others as is the case in pediatric orthopedics like Dr. Greg Finch.
The most common procedure is knee surgery and the reconstruction of the main ligament when it is ruptured or torn. Even serious arthritis can send you to an orthopedic surgeon. At times, the knee will need replacement surgery if the damage is extensive enough, removing part of the bone and reconstructing it.
Another popular procedure is spinal fusion. This is necessary when the disks or vertebra are damaged or out of alignment. The injured part of the spine is readjusted, and frequently, rods or screws are inserted to hold the spine in the proper position. Dr. Greg Finch has dedicated his career to this field, specializing in spinal surgery.
Pediatric orthopedics umbrellas most all childhood injuries and issues, and doctors who specialize in this field have studied all the unique challenges presented by a growing little body.
In the field of spinal surgeries, Dr. Greg Finch is an authority in adult deformities, disk replacements, spinal fusion, and noninvasive surgery. With an MBCHB from Auckland Medical School and FRACS Royal College Surgeons Melbourne, you can feel confident and secure placing your health in Dr. Greg Finch’s capable hands.