Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery Entails the Skills and Preparation of Dr. Greg Finch

When patients choose to see an orthopedic because of hip pain, it is typically due to not being able to use their body in a normal way without pain. A patient will complain about walking or struggling to climb a flight of stairs. After several attempts of other treatments such as medications, injections or physical therapy, an orthopedic will generally determine the need for surgery.

The two major types of joint replacements involving the hip are traditional and minimally invasive surgeries. A traditional surgery will require the orthopedic surgeon to make a 10 to 12 inch incision directly through the muscles surrounding the hip in order to expose the joint. This allows the surgeon to remove the damaged bone and replace it with an artificial joint, or prosthesis.

When an orthopedic surgeon performs a minimally invasive surgery for a hip replacement, the surgeon will make much smaller incisions, which are typically along the back, side, or front of the hip. This distinctive change from a traditional replacement surgery is referred to as a mini-incision hip replacement and allows the patient a much shorter recovery time.

The determining factor for a patient receiving traditional or minimally invasive surgery is based upon their age, present health condition and weight.

Dr. Greg Finch is one of the most-advanced and trained orthopedic surgeons in Australia. He specializes in minimal invasive surgery and has performed countless reconstruction surgeries. Additionally, Dr. Greg Finch has experience in spinal decompression, disc herniation, and spinal stenosis.

Upon receiving his training from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr. Greg Finch went onto to continue his research of orthopedic surgery in Germany and the United Kingdom. As a result of his worldwide exposure, Dr. Greg Finch has been able to study with some of the most-prominent leaders in orthopedic surgery.

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