Minimally invasive versus open sacroiliac joint fusion: are they similarly safe and effective?

@article{Ledonio2014MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally invasive versus open sacroiliac joint fusion: are they similarly safe and effective?},
  author={Charles G. T. Ledonio and D Polly and Marc F. Swiontkowski},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 6},
  pages={1831-8}
}
BACKGROUND The sacroiliac joint has been implicated as a source of chronic low back pain in 15% to 30% of patients. When nonsurgical approaches fail, sacroiliac joint fusion may be recommended. Advances in intraoperative image guidance have assisted minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques using ingrowth-coated fusion rods; however, how these techniques perform relative to open anterior fusion of the sacroiliac joint using plates and screws is not known. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We compared… CONTINUE READING
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