The minimally invasive SI joint fusion is a surgical procedure that assists patients suffering from SI joint pain get back to their daily routines.
The most common complaint from patients suffering from SI joint pain is that they have lost the critical ability to walk or stand for extended (or any) period of time. Our SI joint fusion seeks to eliminate these symptoms, allowing patients to get back to their daily activities.
We understand the impact that this type of pain can have on a patient’s life, which is why we offer the minimally invasive alternative to traditional SI joint fusion surgery. Benefits of our minimally invasive SI joint fusion include:
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Shorter or no hospital stay
- Small incision
- Minimal scarring or muscle damage
- Shorter overall recovery
These advantages over traditional open SI joint fusions allow you to spend less time in recovery, and more time getting back to your life.
What is our minimally invasive SI joint fusion?
SI joint pain is often mistaken for lumbar, or lower back, pain. Because the SI joint sits at the base of the spine, SI joint compression or injury can cause debilitating pain when sitting or standing.
Our minimally invasive SI joint fusion is performed through a small incision in the back, and works to reduce or eliminate this type of pain altogether. During the procedure, our expert surgeons are able to perform a fusion of the pelvis and the sacrum, adding increased stability to the area. This allows any impinged nerves or the spinal cord to be decompressed, releasing any pain or associated symptoms the patient may be experiencing.
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive SI joint fusion?
Si joint pain can be caused by a number of conditions, which often result in chronic pain when left untreated. SOme of the most commonly treated conditions by our SI joint fusion include:
- Arthritis of the spine
- SI joint dysfunction
If you are living with SI joint pain, you may be able to find relief through our minimally invasive SI joint fusion.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)?
The above conditions can cause severe pain and symptoms in some cases. The minimally invasive SI joint fusion is able to treat a variety of these, including:
- Pain in thighs, buttocks,pelvis, lower back or hips
- Trouble walking
- Difficulty standing
- Trouble moving quickly
- Pain when sitting or standing in the upright position
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.