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Sharron's Story

Location
California
Back Story
Prior Lumbar Fusion
iFuse Implant Procedure Date
January, 2013 Bilateral
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"The pain robbed me of almost everything I loved to do. Today I feel great and I have regained my mobility and independence."

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Background

Sharon had improvement of her leg pain following her lumbar fusion surgery. Later, she noticed increased pain in the lower back, right buttocks and tailbone areas. The pain was worsened with sitting and standing and the only place she was moderately comfortable was lying in bed.

Update

In January 2013, Sharron received a bilateral SI joint arthrodesis using the iFuse Implant System. The day after her surgery she was feeling significantly better. The incision sites were sore, but she felt stable and best of all, the SI joint pain was gone.

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®. 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.

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: www.si-bone.com/risks. Rx Only.

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