What is arthrodesis sacroiliac joint?

Percutaneous arthrodesis of the facet joints or sacroiliac joints is a treatment for the pain caused by facet joint syndrome or sacroiliac joint pain that has not responded to other treatments. The procedure relieves pain by fusing the affected joints together using screws or similar devices.

What causes arthrodesis?

Reasons for Needing an Arthrodesis Causes of unrelenting pain that require arthrodesis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries and fractures that led to disruption of the joint’s ability to properly function.

Is an arthrodesis a cure?

If pain cannot be managed through other treatments, arthrodesis may be a viable solution. However, doctors often consider it to be a last resort treatment to be applied only after other options have been exhausted.

What to know about sacroiliac joint fusion?

In a sacroiliac joint fusion, one or both sides of the sacrum is grafted to the ilium to encourage bone growth across the joint. Fusion occurs during the healing process following the surgery, and is achieved using implanted instrumentation and/or a bone graft.

What type of joint is sacroiliac joints?

The sacroiliac joint (simply called the SI joint) is the joint connection between the spine and the pelvis. It is a large diarthrodial joint made up of the sacrum and the two innominates of the pelvis.

What is sacroiliac joint arthropathy?

Sacroiliac Joint Arthropathy. Pain that is localized to the low back, hips and buttocks is commonly caused by sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. SI joint pain commonly radiates to the outside of the thigh, but rarely past the knee. Stress applied to the joint on physician exam can suggest this as the source of pain, but is very non-specific.

What are the causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. A hypomobile sacroiliac joint dysfunction occurs from either increased soft tissue tension (increased baseline muscle contraction tone and/or fascial adhesions that have accumulated in the soft tissues) that does not allow for the soft tissue stretching that occurs with movement,…