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What causes sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Strain on the: lumbosacral area and wearing away of the articulating cartilages between the vertebra.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Sclerosis of S/I : Ankylosing spondylitis often presents with sacroiliitis, which appears as erosions, sclerosis, and joint space narrowing, eventually leading to ankylosis. Several disorders can cause sacroiliitis-like changes of the joint, including hyperparathyroidism and repetitive shear-stress injuries in athletes.

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A 57-year-old female asked:

What is sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint? What are the implications?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Probably arthritis.: Sclerosis means excessive loading of the joint, as seen in arthritis. One may or may not have pain /stiffness with it. These are fairly stable joints with thick ligaments around them, but with injury(ies) can develop arthritis, causing pain, tiredness etc. See a spinal doc..

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