SACROILLIAC PAIN- SI JOINT FUSION

The Sacroiliac (SJ) Joint lies between the sacrum portion of the spine and the ilium of the pelvis and is supported by an extensive network of ligaments. The joint has a capsule filled with synovial fluid that forms a pressurized space between the sacrum and ilium.

Degeneration or arthritis occurs in the SI Joint when the capsule fails and synovial fluid escapes ​ causing the sacrum and ilium to grind against each other that can lead to inflammation and pain.

​This can commonly occur after a lumbar fusion which leads to hypermobility of the SI Joint. ​

Treatments for SI Joint Pain
The SI Joint can be stabilized with instrumentation via either a lateral or posterior approach. Dr Khan is one of the few surgeons in the San Jose region who offers a minimally invasive posterior approach. This places a wedge directly into the SI Joint using bone and it replicates the natural joint design that existed before degeneration

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