Sacroiliac Joint Fusions
One or both sacrum sides are grafted to the ilium in sacroiliac joint fusion to stimulate bone development across the joint. Fusion is performed with implanted equipment and a bone graft during the healing period following surgery. Joint fusion surgery, also known as arthrodesis, involves different welding bones together to form a single solid bone.
A little piece of bone from another part of the body may bridge the gap between the two ends of the joint. Then, metal plates, screws, or wires will be utilized to fuse the junction. The surgery will improve the joint’s stability and reduce pain. In addition, by strengthening the joint, the patient will put more weight on the afflicted area, improving mobility.
How is the sacroiliac joint fusion performed at Ceda Orthopedic Group?
The implants that fuse the joint and other equipment needed to perform the surgery are part of two surgical systems for sacroiliac joint fusion. First, beneath general anesthesia, a small incision is made over the lower back, and the muscles are gently moved to the side, and equipment is used to drill a small hole through the ilium and access the joint. Next, the sacroiliac joint is cleared of ligaments and muscles, and a bone graft and surgical implants are placed across the joint.
Who is a candidate for sacroiliac joint fusions?
Joint fusion surgery is appropriate for those who have arthritis or other degenerative disorders. Joint weakness can be excruciatingly painful and significantly restrict mobility. The ankles, spine, wrists, and feet are the most common areas for joint fusion.
Not only will the operation relieve pain, but it will also make a person more mobile by reducing joint movement. The joint becomes stronger after it is fused, allowing for additional weight-bearing activities. Joint fusion surgery is not appropriate for everyone. Poor bone quality and clogged arteries can make the procedure more dangerous or impossible. Infections and neurological issues might cause healing to be delayed or prevented.
Benefits of sacroiliac joint fusions at Ceda Orthopedic Group
A bone graft and tools are used during fusion surgery to stimulate bone growth over the sacroiliac joint and create one immovable unit. The pain and instability produced by sacroiliac joint dysfunction or inflammation can be substantially reduced with joint fusion (sacroiliitis).
What are the risks of the sacroiliac joint fusion?
Implant migration, loosening, fracture, or failure; muscle discomfort caused by a change in SI joint function; stress and rupture of the pelvic bones surrounding the implants; and additional surgery may be required to remove or alter the position of one or more implants.
It’s common with any surgery, there are potential dangers associated with getting incisions and procedures done on your joints. The majority of these issues are minor and treatable. They can be from infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, muscle stiffness, and damage to blood vessels or nerves are all possible risks associated with sacroiliac joint fusion.
What is the downtime of sacroiliac joint fusion?
The healing time may extend up to 12 weeks. It is because the bones of the joint will fuse and become one solid bone over time. To protect the area during the healing process, the patient will wear a brace or cast. Following surgery, you can expect a reduction in the range of motion in the affected area. In addition, physical therapy will be required to aid in the adaptation of the surrounding muscles and joints.
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