If you are suffering from Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain and have had no relief from traditional pain management, then a minimally invasive SI fusion performed by Dr. Raikar may be a great option. The SI joints are large joints that connect the sacrum to the pelvis. The SI joint also functions as an essential point in the body for shock absorption. A SI fusion helps to stabilize the joint and is an excellent option for patients whose SI joint pain has failed to be properly managed via traditional pain management methods (such as physical therapy and/or corticosteroid injections). Here is Dr. Raikar, along with former chairman of CHI Dr. Patil and Harvard graduate spine surgeon Dr. Chin, finishing up an SI fusion:

SI Fusion Procedure