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received original clearance in November 2008 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its iFuse Implant System for fracture fixation of long bones and large bone fragments of the pelvis for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, and an additional clearance in April 2011 for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis.
In this issue of the Turkish Journal of Rheumatology, one of the articles is entitled "An Intraarticular Sacroiliac Steroid Injection Under the Guidance of Computed Tomography for Relieving Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A Clinical Outcome Study with Two Years of Follow-up".
INTRODUCTION Pelvic fractures and in particular crescent fracture dislocations, which are characterised by disruption of the sacroiliac joint with extension proximally as a fracture of the posterior iliac wing, usually occur as a result of high velocity trauma (1,2).
SACROILIAC JOINTS The sacroiliac joints are on either side of your tail bone or sacrum, joining it, on each side, to the ilium bone, the largest bones that form the outer walls of the pelvis.
The most common types affect the musculoskeletal system, mostly including sacroiliac joint (4).
These results indicate that you can detect early abnormalities of the sacroiliac joint on MRI even if x-rays are normal," he said.
The iFuse is indicated for use in fracture fixation of large bones and large bone fragments of the pelvis for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis.
IMAGING FINDINGS An AP radiograph of the pelvis demonstrated subtle erosive changes of the left sacroiliac joint with a large soft mass in the left gluteal soft tissues (Figure 1).