Outcomes

Patient Stories

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Deborah's Story

The procedure went very well. I was up and out of bed that same day, into physical therapy. I have no awareness of having the implants in my back at all. I gardened all summer, and it was no problem for me.

Back Story
SI Joint Degeneration

"I had been suffering from low-back pain for years."

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"It was absolutely depressing because if you hurt all the time, it’s a cycle. You hurt; you sit; you don’t do things; you don’t get out. I was limited in my ability to stand for periods. I was limited in my ability to walk. I was limited in my ability to lift. It was difficult to do my job. It was difficult to play with my grandchildren. Stair climbing was almost impossible."

"It was just a whole new world that opened up for me."

"I met with my doctor following my injection, which showed that the source of my pain was the SI joint, he explained the procedure, which would be an implanting of these implants in my SI joint. The procedure went very well. I was up and out of bed that same day, into physical therapy. I have no awareness of having the implants in my back at all. I gardened all summer, and it was no problem for me."

The iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis. This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months. There are potential risks associated with the iFuse Implant System. It may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit. For information about the risks, visit: www.si-bone.com/risks

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