Randomized Controlled Trial of Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Using Triangular Titanium Implants vs Nonsurgical Management for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: 12-Month Outcomes

@inproceedings{Polly2015RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized Controlled Trial of Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Using Triangular Titanium Implants vs Nonsurgical Management for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: 12-Month Outcomes},
  author={D Polly and Daniel J. Cher and Kathryn D. Wine and Peter G. Whang and Clay J. Frank and Charles F. Harvey and Harry Lockstadt and John A. Glaser and Robert P. Limoni and Jonathan N. Sembrano},
  booktitle={Neurosurgery},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a prevalent cause of chronic, unremitting lower back pain. OBJECTIVE To concurrently compare outcomes after surgical and nonsurgical treatment for chronic SIJ dysfunction. METHODS A total of 148 subjects with SIJ dysfunction were randomly assigned to minimally invasive SIJ fusion with triangular titanium implants (n = 102) or nonsurgical management (n = 46). Pain, disability, and quality-of-life scores were collected at baseline and at 1, 3… CONTINUE READING