Who can have SI joint surgery?
Who can have minimally invasive (MIS) sacroiliac (SI) joint surgery?
The MIS iFuse Implant System® procedure is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. The following patients have graciously given permission to present their personal experiences regarding SI joint problems and subsequent MIS surgery using the iFuse Implant System.
Patient with traumatic injury and SI joint disruption
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. 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 had resumed normal daily activities.
Patient with pregnancy-related chronic low back pain and SI joint disurption
This 36-year old x-ray-technician suffered from low back pain for seven years following her pregnancy and a difficult delivery. She had three MIS implants were placed across her sacroiliac joint. Following surgery the patient was able to return to work.
Patient with job-related repetitive stress and degenerative sacroiliitis
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. The X-ray shows where his MIS implants were placed.