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Mindy's Story

Location
Washington
Back Story
SI Joint Trauma
iFuse Implant Procedure Date
January, 2013 Left side
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"I visited several doctors for more than two years and luckily the last one knew how to identify my SI joint pain."

Background

When Mindy was involved in an automobile accident in 2010, she suffered multiple injuries, including two herniated lumbar discs and severe hip bruising. Over the course of the next six months, Mindy was in and out of the clinic for follow-up examinations and facet joint injections that provided minimal relief. Two years following the automobile accident, Mindy continued to experience debilitating pain in her buttocks and lower back. After several doctor visits, she found a surgeon who diagnosed her with SI joint disruption in her left SI joint. He referred her to a pain management doctor, who administered an SI joint injection. Afterwards, Mindy experienced immediate relief for five days. Upon further examination, and noting her positive response to the SI joint injection, Mindy’s surgeon recommended that she undergo the iFuse procedure.

Update

In January 2013, Mindy had the iFuse procedure performed on her left SI joint. Mindy recalls when she woke up from the surgery the deep pain in her lower back was gone. She underwent physical therapy in the hospital and was up using a walker the same day of the procedure. Today, Mindy continues with physical therapy and reports that her SI joint pain is gone and that she is feeling good again.

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