Dr. Greg Finch is a specialist in orthopaedic surgery in Queensland, Australia. He speicializes in spinal surgery and other types of surgery. Dr. Greg Finch is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery to prevent accidental injury to the patient.
Dr. Greg Finch currently works at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services. Dr. Greg Finch is also a member of Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the North American Spine Association, and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Two common orthopaedic procedures are rotator cuff repair surgery and open shoulder surgery.
A torn rotator cuff can cause a lot of problems. But a simple procedure can help restore it. To repair a torn rotator cuff, a surgeon must attach reattach the torn tendon to the upper arm bone. If the rotator torn is only partially torn, the patient might only need a debridement, or smoothing and trimming the tendon. However, a complete tear in thick parts of the tendon might require a couple of stitches to fully repair.
Open shoulder surgery is very important because the shoulder is very important. It’s actually the most flexible joint in the body. But unfortunately, that also means it is easily damaged. To fix and heal severe damage, open shoulder surgery might be necessary. This could mean arthroscopy, which is when small surgical incisions are made and a camera is directed inside the shoulder. The images are projected on a large screen so the surgeon can direct the small surgical instruments without opening up the shoulder too much. This method results in less pain than complete open surgery and a shorter recovery time.
These are two of many common orthopaedic procedures. While surgery is usually a last resort, sometimes it is necessary. And for that, you need a knowledgeable surgeon you trust, and that surgeon can be Dr. Greg Finch.