SI Joint SurgeryUnderstanding SI Joint Surgery

It doesn’t have to be this way. For people who are at the end of their rope, SI joint surgery is a very attractive option. Surgery can put an end to pain, and restore your body’s ability to complete normal functions pain-free. Plus, new developments in surgical technology mean procedures are easier and less painful than ever before. Here’s some basic information about SI joint surgery. There are two primary types of SI joint surgeries that are minimally or non-invasive and require very little time for recovery. They are ‘SI Joint Fusion Surgery’ and ‘SI Facet Resurfacing’.

  • SI Joint Fusion Surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure in which the specialist takes a bone graft, and permanently fixes the SI joint in place to prevent future irritation and inflammation.
  • SI Facet Resurfacing is a minimally-invasive procedure, currently undergoing clinical trials to prove its efficacy, in which painful facet joints are resurfaced to allow for smoother movement of the SI joint. No fusion is performed in his type of surgery