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Sacrix Research

Featured Study

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Kingsley R. Chin^, Richard R. Francis, William M. Costigan, Erik Spayde, Chidubem Ike,  Yujin Jeong, Deepak K. Pandey, Jason A. Seale.

This is a clinically valuable report because until now there was no reconstructive surgery to revise direct lateral implants other than removal with potential neurovascular risks. This is the first article to demonstrate a lateral-oblique transfixation technique with two variable-threaded screws for successful salvage of SIJ pseudoarthrosis after direct lateral fixation without implant removal. The Sacrix technique achieved immediate stability and long-term fusion documented on computed tomography (CT) scan as early as  6 months.

Sacrix Studies

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This pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of a new percutaneous lateral-oblique SIJ fusion technique with a threaded compression screw done safely in an ASC. Patients demonstrated early pain relief and long-term fusion of their SIJ.

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Compared to the lateral technique group, patients undergoing Sacrix MIS SIJ fusion through the posterior oblique technique experienced greater pain relief and demonstrated a trend toward better functional improvement, with shorter operative times and duration of hospital stay.


Posterior Oblique Approach for Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Soubrata V. Raikar, Thomas Nilles-Melchert, Arun A. Patil, Walter Crum, Deepak Pandey

Posterior oblique approach for SIJ fusion is a minimally invasive procedure that proved to be effective and safe in this series. It also resulted in solid radiographic fusion, decreased pain, and improved function

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