Options for treating sacroiliac joint pain
Some patients respond to physical therapy, use of oral medications, as well as injection therapy. Intermittent use of a pelvic belt may provide symptom relief as well. Treatments such as injections or use of a belt are performed repetitively and symptom improvement using these therapies may be temporary. Once non-surgical treatment options have been tried and do not provide relief, your surgeon may consider other options, including surgery.
Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion with the iFuse Implant System®
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. Clinical studies have demonstrated that treatment with the iFuse Implant System improved pain, patient function, and quality of life. 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
The iFuse Implant System is designed to provide fusion for the sacroiliac joint by inserting small titanium implants across the sacroiliac joint. The procedure involves the insertion of three small titanium implants across the SI joint, and is designed to stabilize and fuse the SI joint. This procedure is done through a small incision and takes approximately one hour.