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How long can open surgery for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain take?

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The surgery can take up to 3 hours or more, and you might be in the hospital up to 5 days afterward.

From: Do I Need Surgery for SI Joint Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lorio, M. December 2014. International Journal of Spine Surgery,

Muhlner, S. March 2009. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine,

Smith, A. October 2013. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research,

South Denver Neurosurgery: “SI Joint Fusion Surgery.”

Ledonio, C. June 2014. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Lorio, M. December 2014. International Journal of Spine Surgery,

Muhlner, S. March 2009. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine,

Smith, A. October 2013. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research,

South Denver Neurosurgery: “SI Joint Fusion Surgery.”

Ledonio, C. June 2014. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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