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What is sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion surgery?

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The idea behind SI joint fusion surgery is to join the sacrum and ilium bones. The SI joint lies between them. The sacrum is a big, triangle-shaped bone at the base of your spine. The ilium is the big bone in your hip. The SI joint is where the sacrum meets the inside of the ilium.

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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