Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
  • Nikolaos K. Kanakaris


The sacroiliac (SI) joint is a complex, synovial, diarthrodial joint that transmits forces from the pelvis to the spine and allows 2–4° of movement in the sagittal plane.

Receives innervation from the lumbosacral nerve roots.


Bone Graft Sacral Slope Lumbosacral Spine Iliosacral Screw Joint Fusion 
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Further Reading

  1. Buchowski JM, Kebaish KM, Sinkov V, Cohen DB, Sieber AN, Kostuik JP. Functional and radiographic outcome of sacroiliac arthrodesis for the disorders of the sacroiliac joint. Spine J. 2005;5:520–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Giannoudis PV, Tsiridis E. A minimally-invasive technique for the treatment of pyogenic sacroiliitis. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007;89-B:112–4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Khurana A, Guha AR, Mohanty K, Ahuja S. Percutaneous fusion of the sacroiliac joint with hollow modular anchorage screws. Clinical and radiological outcome. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009;91-B:627–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 1
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
    • 2
  • Nikolaos K. Kanakaris
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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