SI Joint Pain Treatment

Your Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain Treatment Options

If you have been diagnosed with SI joint dysfunction, which can lead to one or both of the SI joints becoming painful, your doctor may first consider nonsurgical treatments, such as medications, physical therapy, or steroid injections. If those non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief, ask your doctor about minimally invasive SI joint fusion.

What to Expect



The "Triangle": A Minimally Invasive Surgical Option

The iFuse Implant System was developed as a minimally invasive surgical option for patients who have failed non-surgical options. The iFuse triangle-shaped implant, available since 2009, is clinically proven to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life.

Proven Clinical Effectiveness. The iFuse Implant System is a proven minimally invasive surgical option for patients backed by Level 1 Evidence: Randomized Controlled Trial and an 88% Patient Satisfaction rating.

Traditional SI Joint Surgery

Traditional or "open" SI joint fusion surgery is very different than the iFuse minimally invasive option. Open SI joint surgery requires a significant amount of soft tissue dissection to get to the joint and a significant amount of joint debridement -- the removal of damaged tissue -- to prepare the joint for fusion. This leads to a longer recovery time, which could include several days' stay in the hospital. Open surgery also carries a greater risk of post-operative complications than minimally invasive surgery.


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Why Choose an SI Joint-Trained Provider?

Ask your doctor if he or she is specifically trained in diagnosing and treating SI joint problems. If not, consider finding one who is. An SI joint-trained healthcare provider can diagnose SI joint pain, can help you determine what steps to take to help gain insurance coverage for treatment, and should be thoroughly familiar with the iFuse Implant System, which is intended specifically for sacroiliac fusion due to degenerative sacroiliitis or SI joint disruption. Find a trained doctor in your area today.


At 5 years, 95% of patients were satisfied, indicating they would have the same [iFuse] surgery again for the same result.79

Related Information

A painful SI joint may be caused by degenerative arthritis, a disruption, or other factors. 


Questions & Answers

These “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) were created to answer some of the most common questions about the sacroiliac joint and the iFuse Implant System.

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