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Over 400 Surgeons Trained by SI-BONE to Perform Minimally Invasive iFuse Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
Date:6/13/2011

Pain Medicine 2011, have identified the SI joint as a pain generator in up to 30% of low back pain and in 40 to 61% of post-lumbar fusion patients, so-called 'failed back surgery' patients.  Effective treatment of the SI joint is a significant unmet clinical need and, when conservative therapy fails, iFuse may provide an MIS option.

Jeffrey Dunn, President and CEO of SI-BONE, commented, "We are pleased with the significant surgeon adoption of the iFuse Implant System across the US and the EU.  Surgeons who are using the iFuse benefit from the potential to improve patient outcomes by providing an enhanced ability for immediate stabilization of the SI joint with a unique MIS approach to SI joint fusion. Early retrospective data indicate patients may be experiencing significant quality of life improvements as a result of treatment with iFuse."

John Glaser, M.D. professor of orthopedic and spine surgery at MUSC in Charleston, SC, responded, "In my experience, the iFuse represents an MIS alternative to traditional open SI joint fusion for patients not responding to conservative therapy.  The iFuse procedure may also help treat post-lumbar fusion surgery patients who experience significant SI joint complaints following lumbar surgery.  By providing stability, after healing, with minimal dissection, iFuse allows my patients the opportunity to resume normal daily activities."

Mark Reiley, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Founder of SI-BONE, indicated, "The iFuse provides referring healthcare providers an MIS opportunity to treat a significant percentage of SI joint patients that are unresponsive to non-operative therapies. Through our training programs, we are making a significant contribution to spine surgery by providing new treatment options for SI joint patients and providing surgeons with new practice opportunities."

SI-BONE received clearance in November 2008 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its iF
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