Orthopedic surgeons perform both surgical and non-surgical treatment for patients of all ages. Orthopedic surgery involves procedures that are aimed at healing conditions related to the muscles, bones, nerves, tendons and ligaments within the entire musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of spinal conditions and various degenerative diseases.
Of those treatments, the most common are bone fractures. When a bone fractures, it has damaged the continuity of the bone structure. This is typically the result of some type of minimal injury that has occurred; however, a fracture can also occur due to medical conditions that weaken the bone structure over a period of time. The most common type of condition is known as osteoporosis. While most fractures caused by osteoporosis will not require invasive surgery, any open end fracture where the bone is exposed will require orthopedic surgery.
A more severe orthopedic surgery is spinal fusion. This type of surgery is considered more common among athletes who have sustained traumatic injury, but can also be required for anyone who has sustained injury to the vertebrae. Additionally, spinal fusion is commonly used for the treatment of lumbar, cervical, and thoracic conditions of the spine. Recovery after spinal surgery can last for up to 12 weeks, or more, depending on the patient.
After completing vigorous studies at the Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Dr. Greg Finch received his qualifying credentials as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Greg Finch is now one of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons in his field. Specializing in cervical spine surgery, he has gained recognition by working with some of the most-prominent leaders in orthopedic surgery within the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Greg Finch is associated with Orthopaedic Association of Australia (AOA) as a partner. AOA is a premier professional non-profit organization in Australia for orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Greg Finch is affiliated with Perth Royal Hospital.