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Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

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Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

What is a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion?

A Sacroiliac Joint Fusion, also known as an SI Fusion, is a minimally invasive procedure used to stabilize the sacroiliac joint by using small bone implant and screws to fixate the joint in place. This fixation alleviates the pain caused by Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.
This procedure is a newer one and the Board Certified Spine Surgeons at The Spine Institute of Louisiana have performed thousands of these procedures and have helped countless patients return to an active and healthy life after an SI Joint Fusion.

How is a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Performed at The Spine Institute of Louisiana?

At The Spine Institute of Louisiana, an SI Joint Fusion may be performed as either an inpatient or outpatient procedure based on your Spine Surgeons recommendation. If the procedure is performed on an inpatient basis, the hospital stay is usually only 1-2 days.
During an SI Joint Fusion procedure:

  • Incision. A small incision is made on the outside part of the buttock.
  • Exposure. Buttock and hip muscles are gently retracted to view the joint.
  • Joint Preparation. A small hole is made in the hip. Cartilage and soft tissues are carefully removed.
  • Implant Placement. A bone graft packed implant is inserted into the prepared joint space.
  • Implant Fixation. Screws and pins fixate the implant.

After surgery, the bone graft fuses with existing bone to form a solid joint that no longer causes pain. Using our advanced minimally invasive techniques, there is very little surgical trauma and you are able to recover and return to normal activities shortly after surgery.

Make an Appointment with a Spine Institute of Louisiana Spine Specialist Today

  • If you have been considering a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion procedure, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Surgeons.
  • We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of surgery is best for you.
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