Orthopedic surgeons such as Dr. Greg Finch, often choose to specialize in certain procedures. There are a number of procedures that fall under the heading of orthopedic with some of them requiring surgery to correct. A hip replacement is an orthopedic procedure that involves either a partial or total replacement of the joint. The affected hip bone is replaced with either metal or plastic parts to help strengthen the joint and provide the patient with a greater range of motion. Spinal surgeries also fall under the heading of orthopedic procedures. These surgeries vary according to the degree of damage or deterioration discovered on the discs. The most common type of spinal surgery is done to fuse damaged vertebrae together to increase support.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Greg Finch specializes in procedures involving the spine. These procedures are often performed because of the advanced degeneration of the spinal discs. Dr. Finch works primarily with adults who have health conditions such as scoliosis, which directly affect the bones that make up the spinal column. Dr. Greg Finch specializes in surgeries that involve reconstruction or revision. These surgeries could include disc herniation, spinal decompression, spinal fusion and spinal tumor removal. Dr. Finch also takes an active part in the research conducted to help improve the treatments available for spinal surgery.
Dr. Greg Finch studied orthopedic surgery at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to which he currently holds a fellowship. After obtaining his FRACS Dr. Finch went on to spend time working with some of the top spinal surgeons in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Throughout his career he has worked at many established facilities including the Perth Royal Hospital and the Shriners Children Hospitals. He is currently a partner of both the Australian and American branches of the Spine Society as well as with the Australian Orthopedic Association.