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Mini-open sacroiliac joint fusion with direct bone grafting and minimally invasive fixation using intraoperative navigation

  
@article{JSS4447,
	author = {Andrew W. Cleveland III and Derek T. Nhan and Michelle Akiyama and Christopher J. Kleck and Andriy Noshchenko and Vikas V. Patel},
	title = {Mini-open sacroiliac joint fusion with direct bone grafting and minimally invasive fixation using intraoperative navigation},
	journal = {Journal of Spine Surgery},
	volume = {5},
	number = {1},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Describe a novel technique for sacroiliac arthrodesis using intraoperative navigation, direct bone grafting, and minimally invasive implants. Report on the outcomes of the first cohort of these patients. 
Methods: Institutional review board (IRB) approved, single center, two surgeon, retrospective study. 
Results: All patients were 18 years or older, primary sacroiliac fusions, and underwent novel technique described. Fifty patients underwent 57 surgeries. Twelve male/38 female patients. All received three sacroiliac implants. Average blood loss 42.8 mL. Average length of stay 1.9 nights. Average follow-up 13.96±13 months.  Statistically significant improvements in Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scores (},
	issn = {2414-4630},	url = {https://jss.amegroups.com/article/view/4447}
}