Chapter 4: Diagnosing SI Joint Disorders - Provocative Testing

Based on very rigorously reviewed research there are five provocation tests that are used to commonly diagnose sacroiliac joint disorders. These five tests, when used in combination, can be very accurate, both sensitive and specific, when giving information about the potential effectiveness of an injection into the SI joint.6,8,9

Provocative tests:

  • FABER - (Flexion, ABduction, External Rotation)
  • Compression
  • Thigh Thrust
  • Distraction
  • Gaenslen

Biagio Mazza is a paid consultant of 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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