Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion - Hanbing Zhou, MD
Hanbing (Steve) Zhou, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who is highly trained in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for alleviating back and neck pain. The sole mission of Dr. Hanbing Zhou is to alleviate your pain through personalized, high-quality care combined with the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques. His goal is to get you back to living your life as quickly as possible.
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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion


Your sacroiliac joints connect your hip bones to either side of your sacrum (tail bone). Dr. Zhou performs SI joint fusion as a minimally invasive procedure using the most advanced techniques and tools.

SI joint fusion is a minimally invasive surgical option designed to provide immediate sacroiliac (SI) joint stabilization and allow long-term fusion.

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MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION OF sacroiliac joint fusion

The SI joint is located in the pelvis and links the iliac bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the tailbone). It is an essential component for shock absorption to prevent impact forces from reaching the spine. When problems in that area occur, it can cause significant low back pain and sometimes the buttocks and legs. Degenerative joint issues, traumatic injury, or inflammatory joint disease are the most common reasons SI joint fusion may be recommended.

dr. hanbing zhou performing si joint fusion

After making small incisions on your hip, Dr. Zhou uses X-ray scans to view where instrumentation needs to go.  He will then drill holes in the sacrum and ilium where he places implants to make the joint more stable.  Dr. Zhou may also place a bone graft to the ilium to encourage bone growth across the joint. Fusion occurs during the healing process following the surgery.

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