After iFuse Implant Procedure - A Patient's Story | SI-BONE

Ananda

"I have returned to hiking with my girlfriends, sitting through long performances, and cooking again for my friends."

Ananda's Story

Location: California
iFuse Implant procedure date:
October 2012, right side; June 2013, left side

Indication: Degenerative sacroiliitis

Background:

Ananda was born with spondylolisthesis, a condition that allowed one of her lumbar vertebra to slip forward on top of the vertebra below. Her condition was discovered by her chiropractor after ordering an x-ray of her spine. When she was 13 years old, Ananda underwent an L4-S1 fusion, and after recovering, she resumed her active teenage life. It wasn't until several years later at age 38 that she began experiencing debilitating SI joint pain. The SI joint pain came on so suddenly, she had to withdraw from college classes because she could no longer climb stairs, walk moderate distances, or sit for more than 10 minutes at a time.

Update:
Ananda had surgery on her right SI joint in October 2012, and on her left SI joint in June of 2013. After her first iFuse procedure, she used a walker for about three weeks and then used canes to help her move about for two more weeks. She applied ice to her surgical site to reduce the pain and swelling post operatively. Within three months Ananda was walking unassisted and feeling better. After the second iFuse surgery, she underwent physical therapy for three months and still continues to complete the exercises on her own today. Ananda has returned to her active self and is looking forward to becoming a nutritional chef.

"I have returned to hiking with my girlfriends, sitting through long performances, and cooking again for my friends."

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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