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SIJSS: The SI Joint - Why does it hurt? (Scott Kitchel, MD)

Presented during the 4th SI Joint Surgery Society (SIJSS) Meeting 2014 - iFuse Surgeon User Group.

Scott Kitchel, MD* presents "Why the SI joint hurts."

Topics Include:

  • Can the SI Joint Hurt?
  • Integrated Model of SI Joint Function
  • Functional Instability
  • Form Closure
  • Force Closure
  • The SI Joint and the Hip-SI-Spine Syndrome
  • Spinopelvic Alignment
  • Spine and Adjacent Segment (SI Joint)

*Scott Kitchel, MD is a paid consultant of and clinical trial investigator for SI-BONE, Inc.


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.

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