Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
What are the symptoms and causes of sacroiliac joint pain?
What is chronic sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
SI joint dysfunction is a condition in which the patient has chronic pain associated with the SI joint. Sacroiliitis is a condition in which one or both of the SI joints are swollen or inflamed.
The SI joint is a potential source of lower back and limb pain. SI joint problems can result in issues with surrounding ligaments and muscles.
How is a sacroiliac joint fusion procedure performed?
A minimally invasive surgical approach is used to implant the SI-LOK® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion screws, to help minimize disruption to the underlying muscles and tissues. A 2–4cm incision is made as indicated, using x-rays during surgery.
The surfaces of the joint are prepared and screws are placed across the SI joint. Using titanium alloy implants helps to maintain fixation and may help with recovery (e.g. weight bearing). Your doctor will determine the appropriate implant type and size for your condition.
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