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What is SI joint fusion?

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Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj

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Posted on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: I did not get the answer to what SI Joint Fusion-Open is exactly
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
SI = Sacro Iliac Joint

Detailed Answer:
Hi There, thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. Generally, SI is the short hand for Sacroiliac Joint. That's the joint that connects the tailbone to the hips.

When there is alot of abnormal mobility in that joint, that can cause pain. So what a surgeon might recommend is that the joint be fused, thats where the bones are fused together with plates or an artificial growth matrix that helps fuse the bones together.

Hope this helps. Lemme know how else I can help you,

Vin
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