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A 61-year-old female asked:

How safe is the new surgery for si fusion?the one with 3titanion rods

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Safe: The si joint fusion is only indicated for patients that have failed extensive conservative care and have been symptomatic for at least 6 months. It is a viable option but most patients will get better with appropriate therapy.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Not recommended: The si joint is supposed to move and will cause other problems if fused. See a prolotherapy trained physician to assist you with the stability you need to cope with your pain and spasms. Healing is possible without surgery.

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Last updated May 16, 2014

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