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iFuse implant system (SI-BONE Inc.) for sacroiliac joint fusion for treatment of low back pain. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication. 2014
Low back pain (LBP) is a significant health problem and one of the leading reasons for physician visits in the United States. The lifetime prevalence of LBP for adults in the United States is between 60% and 80%. In most cases, LBP is temporary and can be relieved through rest and conservative therapies such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, and an appropriate exercise program. However, for 5% to 10% of patients, LBP becomes a chronic and disabling condition. Back surgery may be needed if conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief. When the sacroiliac joint is the source of LBP, treatment options include open arthrodesis (fusion) of the joint or implantation of specially designed devices that stabilize the joint via minimally invasive surgery.
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Gene Fusion; Genomic Structural Variation; Humans; Low Back Pain; Sacroiliac Joint
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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