Minimally-Invasive SI Joint Fusion in Dallas, TX
Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ at Texas Spine Associates have been performing Minimally Invasive Lumbar SI Joint Fusion since 2012. Our surgeons were one of the first surgeons in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex to perform this innovations procedure. Often times the procedure can be completed through a 1 ½ inch incision.
What Is Minimally-Invasive SI Joint Fusion?
Minimally-Invasive SI Joint Fusion is a surgical procedure that places 3-D printed triangular beams across the SI joint to maximize stability and serve as a conduit for fusion of the joint. Thus the goal of the surgery is eliminate the motion across the SI joint thereby eliminating the pain. As the diagnosis of SI joint dysfunction has become more prevalent, the need to address this joint with minimally invasive techniques has become even more important. The ability to perform the procedure through a 1 ½ inch incision minimizes tissue trauma and maximizes speed of recovery.
Benefits of Minimally-Invasive SI Joint Fusion
- Less damage to surrounding muscle and soft tissues
- Decreased blood loss
- Decreased pain and reduced need for pain medication
- Quicker recovery and faster return to regular activities
- Shorter hospital stays
- Many procedures can be performed as outpatient surgery
- Decreased risk of postoperative infection
Candidates for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
At Texas Spine Associates, Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ will work with you diligently to determine your best treatment options. We will take the time to educate you and answer your questions. We believe in engaging our patients to empower them to make the best decision to suit their condition.
To see if you are a candidate for Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion or to learn your options for spine surgery, please contact the spine surgeons at Texas Spine Associates and schedule an in-office consultation.