Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

What is a sacroiliac joint fusion?

An SI joint fusion is performed to stabilize the sacroiliac joint to relieve pain and symptoms caused by sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative sacroiliitis.

The iFuse® Implant System

A minimally invasive surgical procedure performed as an alternative to a traditional open SI joint fusion. During the procedure, three titanium implants are inserted across the SI joint to stabilize and fuse it.

Who can benefit from an iFuse® procedure?

Trauma to the SI joint from:

  • Fall on the buttock
  • Rear end motor vehicle accident
  • Heavy lifting
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies
  • Infection
  • Adjacent segment degeneration, post spinal fusion

Benefits of an iFuse® procedure:

  • Minimally invasive procedure replaces older traditional open SI joint fusion
  • Minimal incision size and less tendon irritation
  • Quicker healing
  • Less time in the hospital

The iFuse® Implant System

When is an iFuse® procedure recommended? iFuse® is recommended for treatment once all other options have been exhausted. This will include; rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and sacroiliac joint injections.

doctors note

Note From Dr. Liu:

Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.