The Significance of the SI Joint in Low Back Pain

The Significance of the SI Joint in Low Back Pain

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While sacroiliac joint disorders have been well documented as a clinically significant source of low back pain, it remains one of the under-diagnosed and under-treated areas in orhopedic practice.

In this video we will present an overview of SI Joint diagnostic techniques, using a multidisciplinary approach. Three key specialists, with years of experience in diagnosing painful SI Joint’s, will be featured. While very different in their background, specialty and training, they agree on the need and the methods for identifying those patients with low back complaints attributable to SI Joint problems.

The SI joint may be responsible for up to 25 or 30% of complaints related to low back pain. That number may be even higher in long fusions that include the sacrum.

Meta analysis was done of available literature. The discussions were summarized and we were able to as a group of about 20, 25 people come up with an agreement as to a consensus how to diagnose and potentially treat SI joint related problems that fortunately has been accepted for publication.

Steve Garfin, MD – paid consultant of, and ownership interest in SI-BONE
Carlton Reckling, MD – paid consultant of SI-BONE, currently an employee of SI-BONE
Amish Patel, DO – paid consultant of SI-BONE
Biagio Sims, PT – paid consultant of SI-BONE

The iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis. This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months.

There are potential risks associated with the iFuse Implant System. It may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit. For information about the risks, visit:

U.S. Patent Nos. 8,202,305; 8,840,623; 8,986,348; and 9,039,743; pending U.S. and foreign patent applications.

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