Options for treating sacroiliac joint pain
Some patients respond to physical therapy, use of oral medications, as well as injection therapy. Intermittent use of a pelvic belt may provide symptomatic relief as well. These treatments are performed repetitively, and frequently symptom improvement using these therapies is temporary. Once non-surgical treatment options have been tried and do not provide relief, your surgeon may consider other options, including surgery.
Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion with the iFuse Implant System®
The iFuse System is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. As with all surgical procedures and permanent implants, there are risks and considerations associated with surgery and use of the iFuse Implant. You should discuss these risks and considerations with your physician before deciding if this treatment option is right for you.
The iFuse Implant System is designed to provide fusion for the sacroiliac joint by inserting small titanium implants across the sacroiliac joint. The procedure involves the insertion of three small titanium implants across the SI joint, and is designed to stabilize and fuse the SI joint. This procedure is done through a small incision and takes about one hour.