Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery is proud to offer a new procedure for patients suffering from sacroiliac joint (SI joint) dysfunction and sacroiliitis. Spine specialists Drs. Ivan LaMotta and Karl Lozanne are now performing SI joint fusion on an outpatient basis.

The SI joint is located between the sacrum and the ilium bones of the pelvis. Pain generating from this joint can cause significant discomfort and may mimic several different diagnoses stemming from the lumbar spine including a herniated disc, sciatica, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and more.

“Although sacroiliac joint dysfunction and sacroiliitis were recognized approximately a century ago, it is not uncommon for physicians to overlook and misdiagnose symptoms arising from the sacroiliac joint,” said Dr. LaMotta. While sacroiliitis and SI joint dysfunction are ideally treated in a non-operative fashion, if pain persists longer than 6 months, minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion may be an optimal alternative for select individuals. This procedure helps stabilize the SI joint, thereby minimizing and even eliminating pain.

According to Dr. Lozanne, “At Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, we are achieving tremendous results for patients who have been enduring persistent pain for a long time. Many patients who have had no success with other treatments are getting tremendous pain relief from this procedure.”

Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery offers orthopedic and neurosurgical care in the Midlands of South Carolina.