Intra-Articular Sacroiliac Joint Injection: Technical Guide

Barrett Boody, Jesse Caballero, Caleb Macadaeg, Robert Funk, Kevin Macadaeg
Clinical Spine Surgery 2020 May 19
Sacroiliac (SI) joint pathology has been an increasingly discussed pathology as a potential etiology for significant low back and lower extremity pain. While patient history and examination maneuvers can assist with identifying the SI joint as a potential cause of pain, an intra-articular SI joint injection is critical to properly diagnose the SI joint as a clinically relevant pain generator. In addition to the diagnostic information from the injection, SI joint intra-articular injections can be performed for therapeutic benefit as part of a multi-modal, conservative treatment approach for SI joint pathology. We discuss our technique for safe and effective SI joint intra-articular injections as a both diagnostic and therapeutic aid for SI joint pathology.

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