The sacroiliac joint: a potential cause of pain after lumbar fusion to the sacrum.

@article{Katz2003TheSJ,
  title={The sacroiliac joint: a potential cause of pain after lumbar fusion to the sacrum.},
  author={Victor Katz and Jerome Schofferman and James B. Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={96-9}
}
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) can cause pain after lumbosacral fusion. Diagnosis requires >75% relief after local anesthetic SIJ injection. This study is a retrospective review of patients with low back pain after lumbosacral fusion who had SIJ injections. Percentage and duration of pain relief were noted. Results are as follows: there were 34 patients; 8 fused at L5-S1, 14 fused at L4-S1, and 12 had multilevel fusions. Twenty had >75% relief within 45 minutes, and 11 had prolonged relief. Six had… CONTINUE READING