Orthopaedic Surgery is a division of surgeries that involves the musculoskeletal structure. Among the most common procedures are the spinal surgeries. Spinal surgeries also include a variety of procedures such as lumbar spinal fusion and Laminectomy. Spinal surgeries are caused by various factors such as aging, injuries, and vertebrae disconnection which in turns causes intense pain or even hindering movement.
The lumbar spinal fusion surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It attempts to get correspondent results as compared to the traditional technique but with less muscle damage pain, blood loss, and short hospitalization time. When going through the abdomen, the procedure tends not to be so effective, and the same time, it has a higher risk of nerve damage. The lumbar spine is the lower part of the spine just below the rib cage. With age, there are changes in the lumbar spine that may bring about pain or aches which are mostly due to degenerative arthritis. The procedure allows lower back’s vertebrae in growing together. The whole idea is to fuse the two vertebrae to deny motion between them.
Another common Spinal surgery procedure is the Laminectomy and Laminoplasty for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. This the spinal stenosis of one’s lower part of the back. Spinal Stenosis comes about due to the narrowing of the spinal canal. That consequently irritates spinal nerves causing back pain, numbness, and weakness. Laminectomy and Laminoplasty are necessary for creating enough space between bones to bring down swelling.
About Gregory Finch
Upon attaining his Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons qualification, Gregory Finch served for two years under some of the top spinal surgeons in the UK and the US. The qualification is awarded to those doctors who have managed to complete numerous years of intense surgical training successfully. Gregory is a certified and renowned spinal orthopaedic surgeon. Finch also has a FAOrthA qualification. His greatest interest, in his field of practice, is in the minimally invasive spinal surgery despite being trained widely in spinal surgery. Gregory Finch is a member of the North American Spine Society known as NASS, the Spine Society of Australia, and is also at the Australia Orthopaedic Association.