This surgery is done in selective patients with Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain. The procedure involves decortication and putting 2 large screws across the SI joint and achieving a fusion of the joint. All this is done through a 3 cm incision on the buttock area with minimal blood loss. In properly selected patients, this technique can yield gratifying results.
Thes procedure Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion is a surgical procedure performed under general or spinal anesthesia. A minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedure, requires a small incision of the size about one to two inches long, along the side of the buttock.
Surgeon uses a specially designed system to guide the instruments that prepare the bone and facilitate placement of the titanium implants across the sacroiliac joint. During the surgery, surgeons use fluoroscopy to get real-time moving images of internal structures Three implants are used in this fusion procedure. The purpose of fluoroscopy and the implants is to protect the tissues surrounding the surgical site. The procedure takes about an hour and the recovery time is significantly less compared to open surgery. Surgeon provides the discharge from the hospital depending on the postsurgical status of the patient.