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About the SI Joint
The sacroiliac (SI) joints play a crucial role in supporting and stabilizing the spine and hips, absorbing impact during walking and lifting. Located between the iliac bones and sacrum, the SI joints are supported by strong ligaments and muscles and provide a small amount of motion for normal body flexibility. However, as we age, arthritis, stiffened ligaments, and worn-down cartilage can cause bones to rub together, leading to pain in the SI joint. This pain can also be caused by a fall, work injury, car accident, pregnancy, and childbirth, or as a result of hip or spine surgery. It is important to note that SI joint pain can mimic disc or lower back pain and should be considered as a potential diagnosis in cases of lower back pain.
Causes of SI Joint Pain
- Lower back pain
- Sciatic-like pain in buttocks or down back of leg
- Hip/Pelvis/Groin Pain
- Stiffness and reduced range-of-motion
- Pain climbing stairs, running or jogging
- Pain lying on one side
- Leg instability, numbness, weakness
- Disturbed sitting patterns
- Pain moving from sitting to standing.
- Disturbed sleep patterns due to pain
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Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that surgery should be a last resort after all non-surgical treatment options have been exhausted. However, if you have tried all other options and still experience pain, SI joint stabilization may be a viable solution.
PsiF system allows your doctor to effectively stabilize your SI joint through a minimally invasive, posterior approach, using strategically designed implants inserted directly into the joint. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system (available since early 2014) improves pain, patient function and quality of life.
With the PsiF SI joint fusion procedure, patients can typically walk within hours after the surgery and return to work and light activities in just two to three weeks. Most importantly, our patients report a significant and long-lasting reduction in pre-operative SI joint pain after the procedure.
While recovery times may vary by patient, your physician will provide you with specific guidelines to ensure a successful recovery.
- Patients may leave the ASC/Hospital the same day as the procedure.
- Canes, crutches, or a walker can help to reduce stress on the SI joint as it fuses and patients can walk as tolerated within hours after the procedure.
First post-operative visit is at 1 week:
Before this first post-op visit, follow these instructions:
- Keep incisions dry and dressing on (sponge baths)
- Avoid driving long distances
During the visit, the physician will determine if the patient can return to work with light activities.
Second post-operative visit around 4 weeks:
- No lifting above 10 LBS before this visit
- Avoid running or jumping for 12 weeks
- Pain medication as prescribed/regular diet
- Applying ice can reduce painful inflammation
- Heat therapy can help reduce muscle tensions and spasms caused by the surgery
- Patients can likely resume full activity at 12 weeks.
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