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95293721 SI Buddy Larry V 2023

Larry V's Story

Back Story
SI Joint Degeneration
iFuse Implant Procedure Date
June, 2012 Left side
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"I felt better after my chiropractic visits but by the time I drove myself back to the house, the same terrible pain always returned."

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Larry was a manager of his family owned appliance and service business since 1968. He also helped with delivery, installation, and service repairs. In 1990, while delivering an air conditioning unit, he began feeling extreme pain in his lower back, groin, and down his left leg. The pain immediately prevented him from bending at the waist, twisting at the torso, and sitting upright. In the years that followed his injury, he underwent several lumbar surgeries and many conservative therapy treatments. Outside of the SI joint injections, nothing else relieved his SI joint pain for more than a couple of days.

“I am just so grateful that I no longer experience that terrible pain.”


In June 2012, Larry’s iFuse procedure was performed on his left SI joint and right away he began feeling better. Today he is able to help with the household chores, fish for bass and play with his grandchildren once again. Larry reports that the pain in his left SI joint is gone and that he is feeling back to his former self. Larry wishes that he had learned about the iFuse Implant System® sooner. “I am just so grateful that I no longer experience that terrible pain.”

The SI Buddy® program is reserved for patients who have been diagnosed by a trained surgeon and recommended for the iFuse procedure. SI Buddy volunteers have been successfully treated with the iFuse Implant System®. Although many patients have benefited from treatment with the iFuse Implant System, patients' results may vary. They are not medical professionals and their statements should not be interpreted as medical advice.

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. The iFuse Implant System is also intended for sacroiliac fusion to augment immobilization and stabilization of the sacroiliac joint in skeletally mature patients undergoing sacropelvic fixation as a part of a lumbar or thoracolumbar fusion. In addition, the iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac fusion in acute, non-acute, and non-traumatic fractures involving the sacroiliac joint.

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, talk to your doctor and visit: Rx Only.

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