If the SI joint is identified as the source of pain, it can be treated with SI fusion surgery. Traditional surgical fusion procedures involve using screws and bone grafts. Sometimes a PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic frequency) bone stimulator is implanted to improve the odds of a proper union.
A new minimally-invasive surgical procedure that does not require bone grafts has shown promise in improving union, reducing bleeding, and shortening hospitalization time. It involves implanting three triangular-shaped titanium implants through a 2-3 cm incision into the joint, using a cannulated delivery system to protect soft tissue. With the new procedure, patients can usually put their full weight on the affected leg eight weeks after the surgery.
Recovering Money for Your Losses
If you have suffered an SI joint injury or any other back injury from a car accident or fall that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim to recovery compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the accident. You should consult a personal injury lawyer who has knowledge of these kinds of injuries in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Jim Dodson knows how painful and frustrating sacroiliac and other back injuries can be. He has helped people with back injuries get the compensation they need and deserve for more than twenty-five years. If you have questions about your accident or your injury, give Jim a call at 888-207-0905.