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Symptoms and the SI joint exam.

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Clinical Results

Published, peer reviewed results.

Lower back pain and the sacroiliac (SI) joint

The SI joint has long been recognized as a source of lower back pain and several reports of surgical treatment date back to the 1920’s.1, 2, 3 Numerous publications have studied the prevalence of SI joint pain as a component of lower back pain as well as in patients with prior lumbar fusion.

The iFuse Implant 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. The iFuse Implant System is not appropriate for all patients and not all patients benefit from the iFuse procedure. Please review the iFuse Instructions For Use for a complete discussion of contraindications, warnings, precautions, and risks.

With more than 13,000 procedures performed and published studies demonstrating safety and clinical results, iFuse is the method of choice for SI joint fusion. 5, 6, 7

New Publication: New clinical study reports 6-month results from the SIFI study. Find out more

 

  1. Cohen, Steven P. Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A Comprehensive Review of Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Anesth Analg 2005; 101:1440-1453.
  2. Goldthwait, Joel E, and Robert B Osgood. “A Consideration of the Pelvic Articulations from an Anatomical, Pathological and Clinical Standpoint.” Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 152, no. 21 (1905): 593–601.
  3. Campbell, Willis C. “An Operation for Extra-articular Fusion of the Sacro-iliac Joint.” Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 45 (1927): 218–219.
  4. Smith-Petersen MN, Rogers WA. End result study of arthrodesis of the sacroiliac joint for arthritis – traumatic and non-traumatic. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1926; 8:118-136.1.
  5. Miller, et al. “Analysis of postmarket complaints database for the iFuse SI Joint Fusion System®: a minimally invasive treatment for degenerative sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint disruption.” Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 6 (2013).
  6. Rudolf, Leonard*. “Sacroiliac Joint Arthrodesis-MIS Technique with Titanium Implants: Report of the First 50 Patients and Outcomes.” The Open Orthopaedics Journal 6, no. 1 (November 30, 2012): 495–502. * Paid consultant, ownership interest, recipient of an SI-BONE research grant, and conducts clinical research for SI-BONE Inc.
  7. Duhon BS*, Cher DJ**, Wine KD**, Lockstadt H, Kovalsky D, Soo CL. "Safety and 6-Month Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: A Prospective Study." Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 2013:6 219–229 * Paid consultant and conducts clinical research for SI-BONE Inc. ** SI-BONE Employee

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