What is the procedure for iFuse?

The iFuse Implant System is used in a surgical procedure that is performed in an operating room with either general or spinal anesthesia. You will be lying face down while your surgeon prepares the bone and inserts the implants. The surgical technique, iFuse Implant, and supporting instrumentation are designed to minimize damage to the surrounding soft tissues during the surgical procedure.

The entire procedure is performed through a small incision (approximately 3 cm long), along the side of your buttock. During the procedure, fluoroscopic guidance provides your surgeon with live imaging to facilitate proper placement of the implants. Typically three implants are placed, depending on your size.