Who can have SI joint surgery?
Who can have minimally invasive (MIS) sacroiliac (SI) joint surgery?
The MIS iFuse Implant System® procedure is suitable for treating sacroiliac (SI) joint-related disruption and dysfunction due to a variety of causes. These may include injuries or chronic conditions. The following patients have graciously given permission to present their personal experiences regarding SI joint problems, subsequent MIS surgery using the iFuse Implant System, and ongoing results of this treatment.
Patient with traumatic injury
This 45-year old truck driver developed low back pain when he fell off his truck. The source of his low back pain was found to be his left SI joint. He was in extreme pain before he underwent a successful MIS SI joint procedure, where his surgeon placed three MIS implants across his SI joint. These show up as white bars in the x-ray on the right. At his 3-month follow-up the patient was free of SI joint problems and had resumed normal daily activities.
Patient with pregnancy-related chronic low back pain
This 36-year old x-ray-technician suffered from low back pain for seven years following her pregnancy and a difficult delivery. She had severe SI joint problems before she had an MIS SI joint procedure where three MIS implants were placed across her sacroiliac joint. The patient experienced dramatic reduction of her SI joint problems following surgery and was able to return to work
Patient with job-related repetitive stress
This 57-year old man complained of low back pain for several years. In his job, he was required to perform repetitive bending and twisting. He experienced short-term relief after having a CT guided injection to his SI joint. His sacroiliac joint problems decreased significantly after his MIS SI joint procedure. The X-ray shows where his MIS implants were placed.