Patients and caregivers
Why does it hurt?
If you have low back pain, you are not alone. Up to 85% of all people do at some point in their lives.2,3 It has been reported that over 20% of all chronic low back pain is due to sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction.1 Located in the pelvis where the iliac bone joins the sacrum, the SI joint helps stabilize your pelvis and bear the weight of your upper body. If it degenerates or becomes injured, the nerve endings in the SI joint can cause pain in your low back, pelvis, buttocks and legs.
OF PEOPLE HAVE BACK PAIN AT ONE POINT IN THEIR LIVES.2,3
About the SImmetry® System
Your surgeon may choose to use the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for your surgery because it offers all of the advantages of minimally invasive technology along with true SI joint fusion. For decades, surgeons have trusted a few simple steps, or principles, to get the best possible results from a fusion. SImmetry is the minimally invasive SI joint fusion system that includes all three critical steps to achieve a true fusion.
How SImmetry Works
Learn the three critical steps needed to achieve a true SI joint fusion and how SImmetry® accomplishes these goals while maintaining the integrity of the muscles and ligaments that surround the SI joint – which could mean better stability and faster recovery.
- Decortication — Preparing the bone surface to trigger the body’s natural healing response.
- Bone Grafting — Filling the space between bones with material bone may grow across.
- Fixation — Placing threaded implants that prevent the joint from moving during the healing process.
Watch how SImmetry has changed our patient’s lives
“I’m filled with joy and gratitude at this point in my life… I haven’t been this pain free ever.”
Ref 2. Spoor, AB, Oner FC (2013) Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. J. Neurosurg Sci; Sep; 57(3):203-18
Ref 3. Freburger JK et al. (2009) The Rising Prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain. Arch Intern Med, 169(3):251-258