|Author||Subject: Re: si dysfuntion|
|db55|| Posted At 15:21:55 07/18/2001
Bob....Have they tried epidural injections into the SI joint? You are correct about the fusion being 50% successful. I have had a handful of injured employees do them and some are worse off than prior to the surgery. One of the main components to aid in the success of the fusion is for the person to stop smoking. When someone smokes it affects the fusion site from be abling to properly heal. Some doctors in Florida will not even do the fusion if the person smokes.
Hope this helps.
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