The Sacrix SacroFuse system is uniquely innovated for the treatment of Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruption. Our Sacrix technique is designed for lateral-oblique SIJ fusion with the aim for outpatient less exposure surgery treatment. The procedure is indicated for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions.
The Sacrix technique is a percutaneous procedure allowing for faster recovery and same day out-patient treatment. The lateral-oblique approach is indicated for the treatment of sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint disruption. The Sacrix implants provide compression, stabilization and fusion of the sacroiliac joint.
According to the SacroFuse brochure from Sacrix, “The Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) Philosophy serves as the foundation for the SacroFuse system. Regardless of trajectory, the implants are inserted using a guidepin, which allows for smaller incisions and less tissue disruption, both of which are central tenets of the LES philosophy.”
They explain that, “Sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis are chronic conditions that can cause pain in the lower back, hips and legs. SacroFuse helps eliminate this pain by fusing or fixating the sacroiliac joint, reducing irregular movement by stabilizing the joint to alleviate much of the pain. This is a less exposure outpatient procedure that can dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life.”
The devices reportedly possess a 400 percent increase in axial pullout strength compared to competitors using the 8 mm diameter Gen II SacroFuse implant and a 10 mm diameter competitor implant to ensure fairness. The implants are offered in 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm size options.
There are three main features to how Sacrofuse functions.
Cortical Cancellous Strings
- SacroFuse implants are put from a posterior approach,via straightforward, cannulated instrumentation. Cortical and cancellous string profiles relieve insertion and optimize acquisition for varying bone densities.
- The inner combination network funnels bone product from the insertion attribute through the dental implant, directly into the fusion channels.Combination networks self-harvest autograft during insertion, developing3 equally spaced blend columns and also helping fixation with the ilium, SI joint as well as sacrum.
- Bulleted point and self-cutting features maximize and create the pilot hole instantly following the bone needle, removing there quire for supplementary instrumentation. If preferred, this can be a straightforward, two action process with bone needle/trajectory establishment.and implant insertion.
In September 2021, Sacrix announced the encouraging results of the study was performed at the LES Clinic “Clinical Outcomes of Novel Lateral-Oblique Percutaneous Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Fixation.” The Sacrix technique was perfected by Professor Dr. Kingsley R Chin, MD, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon.
In a press release Sacrix said, “Three consecutive patients were chosen for this technique, and after completion, were followed for at least 24 months as part of a pilot study to observe their response to the treatment. All the surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.”
They continued, “The medical charts of these patients were reviewed along with follow-up radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans to assess for radiographic fusion designated as bridging bone across the SIJ with no signs of implant loosening such as haloes around the screws, change in position, or screw breakage. The study evaluated patients’ demographics, the pain visual analog scale (VAS) score, and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) preoperatively and postoperatively. The CT imaging of patients demonstrated increased bone density adjacent and within implants with intra-articular osseous bridging. There were no implant failures or complications.”
“We have successfully evaluated Sacrix and our new instruments using navigation in a cadaver lab. We are now positioned to perform surgeries routinely with navigation and study the outcomes” says Vito Lore, Vice President of Innovation.
“It is in our DNA to listen to doctors each time they use our technologies and ask questions or make recommendations to improve the Sacrix system” said Dr. Chin.
Summa Pain Care offers Sacroiliac Joint Fusion and Fixation as a few of many pain relief options that can increase your quality of life and mobility .
As the premier pain management specialists in Arizona, Summa Pain Care,
- Performs specialized tests for diagnosing your chronic pain conditions.
- Appropriately prescribes and/or manages medications to any unique conditions at varying levels of severity. Also help reduce or eliminate your prescription pain medications.
Find your nearest location in Peoria, Phoenix or North Scottsdale today and don’t put this off any longer. Unaddressed back and neck pain generally doesn’t improve. Call our Phoenix location at 623.580.4357 , you can reach Peoria at 623.776.8686 or contact us in North Scottsdale at 480.786.1771.
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