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SI joint fusion surgery in Mumbai

SI Joint Fusion

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Overview

The sacroiliac joint connects the spine base to the pelvis. We might not realize our spine is resting upon the sacroiliac base until it acts. The sacroiliac joint, when injured, causes intense pain that radiates down to the legs. Many moderate therapies can aid and subside pain, but sudden accidents or greater damage to the sacroiliac joint may trigger unbearable pain.

Dr. Raut says,” I have seen people suffering from debilitating sacroiliac joint pain, which I can empathize with. To heal and relieve them from pain, we do SI joint fusion surgeries that are extremely effective in restoring the Sacroiliac joint pain.

What is SI Joint?

Two sacroiliac joints connect the sacrum (resting base of the terminal lumbar spine) to the iliac bones( hip bone), which makes the pelvis. Constricted or excessive motion due to pregnancy, lumbar spine fusion surgery, osteoarthritis, or few other reasons may cause pain in the SI joint.

What Are The Treatments For SI joint pain?

The Si Joint treatments are based on the intensity of damage or pain caused. Some SI joint treatments include:

  • Brief rest period
  • Ice and Heat Therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Manual Manipulation for the Joint Pain
  • Braces 
  • Si Joint Injections
  • SI Joint Fusion Surgery

What is SI Joint Fusion Treatment?

SI Joint Fusion Surgery is a minimally invasive and image-guided fusion surgery. A bone graft and titanium implants are drilled through ileum bones and fitted across the sacroiliac joints to fuse them in one immobile unit. This is a stabilization procedure to halt irregular movements by sacroiliac joints. SI Joint fusion surgery provides effective relief from pain and instability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction or inflammation called sacroiliitis.

Who Is The Right Candidate For SI Joint Fusion?

SI Joint Fusion is recommended to candidates complaining the following:

  • Significant back, hip, low, or groin pain interfering is a daily lifestyle
  • Excaabberated pain while sitting up getting up 
  • Instability in the pelvic region
  • Stiffness and lack of mobility in the lower back and groin region

Procedure For SI Joint Fusion Treatment In Mumbai

The SI Joint Fusion Surgery is recommended only after a thorough diagnostic examination of the entire pelvic region. The SI joint surgeries are done with both open surgeries of the MISS approach. MISS approach is significantly used by surgeons in SI joint fusion treatment in Mumbai, as it offers lesser tissue damage and faster recovery. The procedure Of SI Joint Fusion Includes:

  • The patient is asked to lie down with their back on the operational bench. Next, the surgeon injects anesthesia into the affected SI joint.
  • A 2-3 cm long incision is made on the side of the butt. The gluteal muscles are dissected to access the ileum bone.
  • A small image-guided tool with a pin is inserted to access and drill through ileum bones to clear the passage for passing implants to the sacroiliac joint.
  • If the graft is necessary, soft tissues from the joint are removed through the passage, and a bone graft usually recovered from ilium bone is replaced in the joints. The bone graft provides a stable structure that later grows into bone, unifying the sacrum into ileum bone.
  • The titanium screws are drilled into the sacrum, stabilizing them.
  • The site is irrigated and disinfected with saline water, and finally, the incision is closed with sutures.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Saijyot Raut is one of the most renowned spine specialists in Mumbai, with experience performing very intricate and tedious spine surgeries requiring unwavering focus. He has collaborated with the most renowned surgeon teams and therefore has imbibed vast practical experience. He personally monitors each case and works closely with his compassionate team to give the best possible spine surgeries.

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