Minimally invasive SI joint surgery is the current medical standard of care for SI joint fusion to relieve sacroiliac joint pain. The iFuse Implant System®, available since 2009, is a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) option designed to provide immediate sacroiliac (SI) joint stabilization and allow long-term fusion.
The sacroiliac (SI) joint is a significant cause of low back pain. Clinical publications have identified the SI joint as a pain generator in 15-30% of chronic low back pain patients. In addition, the SI joint is a pain generator in up to 43% of patients with continued or new onset low back pain after a lumbar fusion. The iFuse Implant System manufactured by SI-BONE®, Inc. is a minimally invasive surgical SI joint treatment option that provides stabilization and fusion of the SI joint for some causes of SI joint pain. This is accomplished by inserting triangular-shaped titanium implants across the joint to maximize post-surgical stability and weight bearing capacity. The procedure is done through a small incision and takes about an hour. Multiple published studies on iFuse have documented procedure safety and effectiveness. There are potential risks associated with the iFuse Implant System. It may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit.
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