Orthopedics is the branch of surgery that is involved with helping and treating the musculoskeletal system. Most orthopedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical procedures to help treat different trauma that the musculoskeletal system may go through. Although Orthopedics perform a variety of different procedures below are just the top three most common procedures that these types of surgeons perform.
Although nowadays hip replacements are much more common they are still a very important procedure. Orthopedic surgeons will often replace the hip joint with a prosthetic implant. A hip replacement procedure is often used to help relieve arthritis pain or to help treat hip breaks and fractures.
Repair Ankle Fractures
An orthopedic surgeon also performs surgeries to help repair an ankle fracture. An ankle fracture can be due to trauma such as falling or even medical conditions such as bone cancer or osteoporosis. Although ankle fractures are not typically a severe medical emergency they can be very painful and may also cause damage to other nerves and vessels.
Repair Rotator Cuff Tendon
An orthopedic surgeon also works to repair rotator cuff tendons. The surgeon will often reattach the tendon or trim or smooth the tendon to help relieve pain and pressure. If necessary the surgeon can help stitch the tendon back to normal if a complete tear has occurred.
Although an orthopedic surgeon performs a variety of different procedures these are just three of the more common procedures. Orthopedic surgeons such as Dr. Greg Finch work to repair damage to tendons and muscles. Dr. Greg Finch is in Australian orthopedic surgeon who is trained in performing minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Greg Finch is a member of the spine Society of Australia as well as a fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society also known as NASS. He trained at the Auckland medical school and became Fracs in 2001. Dr. Greg Finch is know throughout the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and Germany as a great orthopaedic surgeon.