Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery or Sacroiliac joint stabilization is a surgical procedure that aims to control the motion of the Sacroiliac joints. This fusion limits movement in Sacral-Ilial joints and reduces pain by removing excess stress on it while walking, running, lifting heavy objects etc. Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery can help you ease back pain and recover from it. Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery is a very effective treatment for Sacral-Ilial joint pain caused by arthritis, fractures and other conditions.
What is the Sacroiliac Joint?
The Sacroiliac Joint is also called the Sacrum-Iliac joint, Sacral-Ilial joint, Sacro-Iliac articulation, Sacroiliac synchondrosis or SI Joint. It’s a fibrous but movable joint that connects the sacrum to ilium of two pelvic bones. The Sacroiliac Joint is one of the important joints in your body because it transmits weight from upper body to lower limbs and vice versa.
What is a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Procedure?
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. Using state-of-the-art imaging software combined with minimally invasive incisions, surgeons will use titanium screws and plates along with bone grafts so that two pelvic bones fuse together. This fusion of pelvic bones reduces stress on Sacral-Ilial joints by stabilizing their movement while walking, running, etc., causing relief from back pain symptoms due to damaged SI joint structures including muscles, ligaments, nerves or discs between lumbar spine vertebrae. Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery is a very effective treatment for Sacral-Ilial pain caused by arthritis, fractures and other conditions.
What are The Benefits Of Sacroiliac Joint Surgery?
Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery offers several benefits to patients suffering from Sacral/Iliac joint pain symptoms due to arthritis, fractures or injuries in the back. A spinal fusion stabilizes damaged SI joints so that patients can get relief from low back pain symptoms associated with it including spasms in gluteal muscles, leg numbness etc., Also reduced activities like walking reduces stress on lower limbs which would otherwise put excessive pressure on pelvis.
The recovery period after Sacroiliac Joint Fusion varies according to the patient’s age, health condition and severity of back pain symptoms prior to surgery. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities within a few weeks. The surgical procedure itself takes only one hour on average but you may need assistance at home during your initial weeks since it can be difficult moving around with fused Sacrum-Iliad joints initially.
William Capicotto MD, PC
William Capicotto MD uses state-of-art facilities and surgical techniques to help improve your range of motion and reduce your recovery times. If you or someone you know would like more information about a scheduled procedure, please call our office today at (716) 881-0382 where our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the surgery and answer any questions you may have.