Lower back pain is commonly caused by one or both of sacroiliac (SI) joints. If non-operative treatment options fail to relieve SI joint related symptoms, a minimally invasive SI joint fusion may be considered. One method of performing this procedure is through a posterior (open) approach, or from the rear side of your body.
The posterior approach provides access to three distinct areas including the posterior ilium, sacroiliac joint and posterior surface of the sacrum. Read on to learn more about how an SI joint fusion is performed using a posterior approach:
Dr. Lewis is credited with being a pioneer of new implants and instruments for both the percutaneous and posterior SI joint fusion approaches. He frequently lectures at scientific meetings on the SI joint.
There are several unique advantages to this type of surgical approach. For many years, it has been the preferred method for a variety of surgeries. This close approach provides a surgeon with the best possible view to allow optimum placement of surgical implants. Here are a few more benefits of a posterior approach:
If you need to find a doctor who is experienced in performing SI joint fusion surgery, reach out to Dr. Lewis at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic. With over 20 years of experience practicing, teaching and speaking to other members of the neuroscience community, he has perfected the most advanced spinal surgery techniques performed in the country. He has taught scores of other surgeons across the country, working with them in cadaveric laboratories and proctoring surgeons in live cases.
Contact us today to learn more about the posterior approach or to schedule a consultation. We’ll find a solution that works for you. Call us at (601) 366-1011.