Leigh underwent the iFuse procedure in September of 2008. Soon after her surgery she felt the deep SI joint pain slowly dissipate, and within three months, Leigh had returned to her work at the hospital resuming her normal duties.
- Back Story
- SI Joint Degeneration
- iFuse Implant Procedure Date
- September 2008, right side
Background: Leigh suffered with SI joint pain for eleven years before undergoing the iFuse procedure. She first learned about the iFuse from a surgeon who worked in the hospital where Leigh was employed as an x-ray technologist. Leigh attempted to treat her right SI joint pain with physical therapy and massage. Shortly thereafter, Leigh set up an appointment for an evaluation with the surgeon performing the iFuse procedure. The surgeon first referred Leigh to a pain doctor where she received a diagnostic SI joint injection for which she felt immediate pain relief lasting two weeks. After the SI joint injection wore off, Leigh felt her right SI joint pain return with greater intensity. The intensified pain convinced her to move forward with the iFuse procedure.
"I had the iFuse procedure five years ago, and I'm feeling great."
Update: Leigh underwent the iFuse procedure in September of 2008. Soon after her surgery she felt the deep SI joint pain slowly dissipate, and within three months, Leigh had returned to her work at the hospital resuming her normal duties. She had soreness from the incision site for some time and reported that she started feeling back to normal a year after surgery. Looking back over the last five and a half years, Leigh feels incredibly grateful that she knew about the iFuse procedure and that she no longer lives her life with SI joint 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, talk to your doctor and visit: www.si-bone.com/risks. Rx Only.