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Larry

Larry V's Story

In the years that followed his back injury, Larry underwent several lumbar surgeries and many conservative therapy treatments. Outside of the SI joint injections, nothing else relieved his SI joint pain for more than a couple of days.

Location
Illinois
Back Story
SI Joint Degeneration
iFuse Implant Procedure Date
June 2012, left side

I am just so grateful that I no longer experience that terrible pain.

SI Buddy Larry V video

Background

Larry was a manager of his family owned appliance and service business since 1968. He also helped with delivery, installation, and service repairs. In 1990, while delivering an air conditioning unit, he began feeling extreme pain in his lower back, groin, and down his left leg. The pain immediately prevented him from bending at the waist, twisting at the torso, and sitting upright. In the years that followed his injury, he underwent several lumbar surgeries and many conservative therapy treatments. Outside of the SI joint injections, nothing else relieved his SI joint pain for more than a couple of days.

"I felt better after my chiropractic visits but by the time I drove myself back to the house, the same terrible pain always returned."

Update

In June 2012, Larry's iFuse procedure was performed on his left SI joint and right away he began feeling better. Larry reports that the pain in his left SI joint is gone and that he is feeling back to his former self. Larry says, "I am just so grateful that I no longer experience that terrible 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. 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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