Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion Restrictions
Before and after your procedure, your doctor will provide you with thorough guidelines that are suited to your health and situation. We recommend that for the best outcome, your doctor’s advice is followed.
Before the procedure
Prior to the procedure, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before. There is a good chance your procedure will be scheduled in the morning so you will not have to go long without supplying your body with food and drink. The morning of, your provider might ask you to bring any MRIs or x-rays and any other paperwork that could be necessary. While there are not many restrictions prior to the procedure, please note your doctor might provide more specific directions.
After the procedure
- Outpatient: Our SI Joint Fusion is performed outpatient which means that there is no overnight hospital stay. This reduces the chances of infection and allow you to rest and recover in the comfort of your own home.
- Activity Level: The activity level will be of slow increase within the days following the procedure. Your doctor will advise on how often you should walk and when you will be able to resume daily activities. The amount of recovery time necessary before returning back to work will depend on how labor intensive your job is. Activity level is also dependent on pain medication. We do not recommend our patients driving or operating at a high activity level when on pain medication. Resuming activity will be at the discretion of your provider.
- Follow up: The follow up is dependent upon your provider and is on a case-by-case basis. We understand that not everyone heals the same or copes with pain in the same manor. That is why we work with what makes you comfortable while still making sure we keep your best interest at heart.
Restrictions before and after the SI Joint Fusion procedure vary depending on your overall health and situation. Your doctor will provide more in-depth instructions for restrictions before and after the SI Joint Fusion. Again, to receive the best outcome, it is recommend that you follow your doctor’s advice.
Doctors performing i-Fuse procedures
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- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Pain Management
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Whether it is sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or any other spine condition that is causing you pain, we have the answers to your problems. Our physicians are trained to diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of spinal conditions.
Our focus has been and will continue to be providing individualized care designed to address your personal needs. It is never acceptable to live with pain. Pain robs your life of joy and robs your life of meaning. Nothing is more important at Physician Partners of America than helping you get back to a pain-free life.