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Kevin couldn’t walk up stairs. He couldn’t lift his kids or do anything with his family. It got to a point where he and his wife simply had to find something that was going to help.

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SI Joint Degeneration
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The worst moment for Kevin was six months prior to SI surgery. He was getting about 30 minutes of sleep a night. The pain was constant and unbearable and was located in his right leg. It was so severe and it was throbbing to the point where there was nothing he could do to relieve it. “My wife was sleeping in the other room, because I was keeping her up all night,” Kevin said. Kevin couldn’t walk up stairs. He couldn’t lift his kids or do anything with his family. It got to a point where he and his wife simply had to find something that was going to help.

His friend recommended the SI-BONE website where he read the online patient testimonials. They seemed pretty similar to what he was feeling at the time. He found an SI joint doctor and was prescribed two diagnostic SI joint injections. With the first injection, Kevin had 100% pain relief in the first hour, but the pain soon returned within several hours. A second injection provided the same results. This helped confirm that the pain was due to his SI joint.

Going into the minimally invasive SI joint surgery, he remembers being an inpatient for one day, and it seemed to him that the surgery lasted about an hour and a half. “As soon as I woke from the anesthesia, the pain was gone. Zero pain,” Kevin said. He didn’t need pain medication or even aspirin and the incision didn’t even hurt. Of course, not all patients feel this way, but his experience with iFuse was something he never thought would be possible. He feels like his doctors have changed his life. He can now do the things he loves to do and stay active at 51 years of age.

This is one patient’s experience, results may vary.

"As soon as I woke from the anesthesia, the pain was gone. Zero pain”

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. The iFuse Implant System is also intended for sacroiliac fusion to augment stabilization and immobilization of the sacroiliac joint in skeletally mature patients undergoing sacropelvic fixation as part of a lumbar or thoracolumbar fusion. As well, the iFuse Implant system is intended for sacroiliac fusion in acute, non-acute, and non-traumatic fractures involving the sacroiliac joint.

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 our Risks page.

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