Once the sacroiliac joint is confirmed as the cause of symptoms, BNA surgeons will develop a personalized treatment plan for a patient, which can include physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, oral medications or injection therapy. If surgery is determined to be the most effective treatment for the condition, the SI joint fusion using iFuse Implant System® (SI-Bone, San Jose, CA) will be offered, which is a less invasive surgical procedure than traditional SI joint surgery. BNA surgeons are trained on minimally invasive techniques, such as the iFuse Implant System® (SI Bone) for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. The iFuse system is designed to provide stabilization and fusion for the SI joint. The procedure is done by inserting small titanium implants across the sacroiliac joint to maximize post-surgical stability and weight bearing capacity. The procedure is done through a small incision and takes about an hour.
Figure: iFuse Implants- 30-70 mm length, 4 and 7 mm diameter