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James's Story

After 10 years of suffering with lower back symptoms, Dr. James Mamary was diagnosed with degenerative sacroiliitis. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Mamary often spends 8 to 10 hours in the bronchoscopy suite on his feet in a lead apron. His personal life also suffered as he had to decrease activities with family and friends.

Back Story
SI Joint Degeneration

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Background

After 10 years of suffering with lower back symptoms, Dr. James Mamary was diagnosed with degenerative sacroiliitis. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Mamary often spends 8 to 10 hours in the bronchoscopy suite on his feet in a lead apron. “All things that made the condition worse,” according to Dr. Mamary.

His personal life also suffered as he had to decrease activities with family and friends. Every activity was a calculation of how much he would have to pay for it later.

"Normal activities became problematic."

Update

After trying multiple therapies to relieve his symptoms, Dr. Mamary’s surgeon recommended the iFuse Implant System®. This minimally invasive procedure is designed to provide stabilization and fusion to the SI joint.

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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