Patients' Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Problems
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Meet Patients Who Choose the iFuse Implant System®

Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Surgery

Meet four patients who suffered with sacroiliac joint pain; a challenging condition affecting upwards of 25% of patients with axial low back pain.1 Talk with a specialist to find out if your low back problems are caused by a sacroiliac joint problem, and if the iFuse Implant System is an appropriate treatment option for you.

James Mamary, MD

After 10 years of suffering with lower back symptoms, Dr. James Mamary was diagnosed with degenerative sacroiliitis. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Mamary often spends 8 to 10 hours in the bronchoscopy suite on his feet in a lead apron. “All things that made the condition worse,” according to Dr. Mamary.

His personal life also suffered as he had to decrease activities with family and friends. Every activity was a calculation of how much he would have to pay for it later.

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Leigh Shinn

For 13 years, Leigh Shinn experienced chronic low back symptoms after childbirth due to an SI joint disruption. For many women after parturition, the sacroiliac joints normally revert to a tightened and locked position. But for 1-in-5 women like Leigh, full tightening does not occur and these women develop varying intensities of chronic low back pain.1

As her symptoms increased, simple house work became challenging and her performance as an X-ray tech diminished.

Deborah Johnson

"It was absolutely depressing because if you hurt all the time, it’s a cycle. You hurt; you sit; you don’t do things; you don’t get out. I was limited in my ability to stand for periods. I was limited in my ability to walk. I was limited in my ability to lift. It was difficult to do my job. It was difficult to play with my grandchildren. Stair climbing was almost impossible."

Ray Dickerson

"I went to my doctor with persistent low back problems several years after undergoing hip replacement surgery. I was spending many hours in physical therapy without experiencing any relief."

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This information is not intended to take the place of a doctor's advice. Please keep in mind that treatment and outcome results vary among patients. The iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. As with all surgical procedures and permanent implants, there are risks and considerations associated with surgery and use of the iFuse Implant. You should discuss these risks and considerations with your physician before deciding if this treatment option is right for you.

Updated on: 01/21/14

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