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Fusion of sacrum with ilium?

I apparently have an extra bit of bone on my sacrum which is potentially rubbing against my ilium causing.me.pain. Does anyone know anything.about a.fusion of those two bones and if it is a possibility???


  • Yes it is! Look up SI joint fusion or the iFuse system. There are quite a few people on here who have gotten one and I'm currently looking into getting one. Your sacrum and ilium form a joint called the sacroiliac joint or SI joint (SIJ).

  • Okay thank you. I'll do that. Which surgeons are you looking into? Or planning to have treatment with? Or any others you can recommend?
  • Also do fusions limit movement or have any other complications, as I am a keen sportswoman, and will need enough movement to be able to run and play squash without limitations.
  • Fusions tend to be a last resort as far as I know. Injections, physical therapy, nerve ablations, massage are some conservative options.

    I doubt a surgeon will even consider you as a candidate unless you've done some of these.

    I have tried all that I mentioned except ablation and they didn't provide long term relief. That seems to be rare though, that these don't work. I have asymmetric sacroiliitis. Degeneration on left and sclerosis on the right. On the right I also have a sacroilization of L5.
    I'm currently going to an ortho surgeon to hopefully get a fusion. Only on the right for now. The other isn't painful enough for me to consider it yet.

    My understanding is that yes it can (and probably will) cause physical limitations including limited or lowered range of motion.

    Best of luck

  • Okay thank you. I have tried injections, physio and massage as well as many other things, none of which have provided relief. I think I probably need to discuss it with a surgeon and they will be able to tell me if I am a suitable candidate. He will of course know all the side effects too. Thank you for your help. I hope things work out for you too.
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