As we age, the bones and muscles of the body continue to lose its strength, agility, and ability to recover. It also loses its flexibility and is more prone to injury than before. It is why, as we age, there are many problems such as arthritis, joint pain, shoulder pain, spinal injuries, and so on occur. An orthopedic surgeon can treat the problems mentioned above with ease and use the latest medical treatment, which would help in ensuring that the damaged area is used like previously without any issues or problems.
Some of the most common musculoskeletal surgeries are a joint replacement, spinal surgery, ACL reconstruction, arthroscopy, revision joint surgery, bone fracture repair, hip replacement, knee replacement, osteotomy, spine fusion, and more. In Osteotomy, any and all kind of abnormal bone deformities are treated and in the knee, joint, and shoulder replacement, the damaged bone is removed and replaced with a plastic surface or a metal plate.
It helps with allowing the proper motion of the concerned area without any pain or problem. The patient does need to visit the orthopedic doctor from time to time to get the affected area checked to ensure no problems are resurfacing and everything is normal. Mostly, the musculoskeletal problems can be treated through both surgical as well as non-surgical procedures, but it also depends on the intensity of the problem and the pain suffered by the patient, which helps the orthopedic surgeon to decide how to diagnose the issue.
Greg Finch is one of the most respected, well-known, and sought after orthopedic surgeon in Australia, and has over the years worked with many different spine specialists in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Greg Finch currently works at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia. Greg Finch received his MBBS degree from the University of Auckland and had also done FRACS to specialize in musculoskeletal surgeries. Greg Finch is particularly interested in the minimally invasive surgeries.