Orthopedic procedures are carried out to ascertain that a variety of injuries and conditions have been treated and diagnosed. Orthopedic doctors get to deal with each injury differently since each patient is unique. However, no matter the chosen means, they end up achieving the end goal which is having the patient feel better. Surgeries can be conducted to deal with the conditions within the skeletons and muscles within the human body. Some of the types of orthopedic procedures are listed below.
- Total Joint Replacement
Most patients who have to undergo this surgery in most cases have been diagnosed with severe arthritis. Through the surgery, they can feel better thus reducing the pains and increasing their range of motion. The surgeons will have to assess the damaged parts and determine which will be replaced with plastic and metal surfaces. All of these replacements are naturally shaped thus restoring the moving parts to normal function.
- ACL Reconstruction
This is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee which is also known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The ligament is reconstructed whenever it ruptures; this mostly occurs in patients when involved in sports or when the knee has been twisted the wrong way. The surgeon gets to remove the torn ligament and uses the tissue of the patient or a donor to construct a new ACL. The new ligament will later be attached to the bone using screws thus being held in place.
Dr. Greg Finch
Dr. Finch is a well renowned orthopedic surgeon; he gets to deal with spine surgeries mostly. He is also a member of a few organizations which assist in the orthopedic procedures, some of which include the Spine Society of Australia, the American spine society, and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.