Catherine

Location: Pennsylvania
Indication: Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions
iFuse Implant Procedure Date:
  • February, 2013 Left side
  • May, 2013 Right side

I am so grateful that I found iFuse and had access to wonderful care that helped me.

Background

In 2009, Catherine began experiencing SI joint pain on both sides. In the summer of 2010, Catherine's SI joint pain became increasingly worse even though she was receiving regular SI joint injections every three months. The injections helped for the first few months but as they became less effective, Catherine would feel pain, numbness, and tingling from her buttocks all the way down to her legs.

Update

After Catherine’s iFuse procedures in 2013, she began feeling better and was able to regain many of the activities that she lost due to her discomfort. She remains highly positive, while maintaining her can-do attitude. Catherine wants others to know that there is hope for those who suffer with SI joint disruptions and not to give up.

The SI BuddySM program is reserved for patients who have been diagnosed by a trained surgeon and recommended for the iFuse procedure. SI Buddy volunteers have been successfully treated with the iFuse Implant System®. They are not medical professionals and their statements should not be interpreted as medical advice.

The iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis. This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months. It may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit. For information about the risks, visit: www.si-bone.com/risks.

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