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What is minimally invasive fusion surgery for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?

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Most SI joint fusion surgeries are this kind. The surgeon makes small cuts in your buttocks and uses X-ray scans to see where to go with the surgical tools. Then he drills holes in the sacrum and ilium and puts in implants to make the joint more stable.

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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