Chapter 1: The Significance of the SI Joint in Low Back Pain

While sacroiliac joint disorders have been well documented as a clinically significant source of low back pain, it remains one of the under-diagnosed and under-treated areas in orthopedic practice.

In this video we will present an overview of sacroiliac joint diagnostic techniques, using a multidisciplinary approach. Three key specialists, with years of experience in diagnosing painful SI joints, will be featured. While very different in their background, specialty and training, they agree on the need and the methods for identifying those patients with low back complaints attributable to SI joint problems.

The SI joint may be responsible for 15-30% of complaints related to chronic low back pain.1,2,3,4,5 That number may be even higher in lumbar fusions that include the sacrum.12,13,14,15


Dr. Garfin is a paid consultant and has ownership interest in SI-BONE, Inc.

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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