"The iFuse System is intended for use in patients with certain sacroiliac joint disorders, including sacroiliac joint disruption or degenerative sacroiliitis.
“Many surgeons have ignored the SI joint as a contributor to pain in the low back even though it is known that 20 to 25% of patients with low back complaints have their origin in the SI Joint.”
Studies have shown that the sacroiliac joint was the source of pain for up to 22% of patients with low back pain.
Additional studies have shown that up to 75% of patients who had undergone lumbar fusion surgery developed SI joint degeneration within 5 years.
If conservative therapy such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, use of oral medications, or injection therapy fails, minimally invasive SI joint fusion is another option for you to consider.
To begin the iFuse procedure a small incision is made on the side of your hip.
The surgeon will use special instruments and X-ray guidance to carefully place the iFuse implants in the joint. The rigid titanium implants have a special surface designed to facilitate bony ingrowth and stabilize the SI joint.
The iFuse System is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including 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.
To learn more about the iFuse Implant System – contact SI-BONE today."