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Treatments can vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and how much they limit your everyday activities. Below are some of the treatment options you may want to discuss with your doctor, depending on your symptoms.
As a first line of treatment, your doctor may prescribe any of the following:
If symptoms persist due to instability, your physician may recommend stabilizing your joint with sacroiliac joint fixation.
Traditional Open Surgery
Traditional sacroiliac joint fixation involves open surgery that may take several hours. Open surgery typically involves a large incision to access the SI joint, bone removal and adding bone graft to help the joint heal. After surgery, hospitalization lasts for several days.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
The iFuse Implant System® is a minimally invasive option for patients suffering from SI joint dysfunction.
The iFuse procedure takes about an hour and involves three small titanium implants inserted surgically across the SI joint. The entire procedure is done through a small incision, with no soft tissue stripping and minimal tendon irritation. Patients may leave the hospital the next day after surgery and can usually resume daily living activities within six weeks, depending on how well they are healing and what the physician orders.
The iFuse procedure offers several benefits compared to traditional SI joint surgery: