The Painful Sacroiliac Iliac Joint

  • Alan B. C. Dang
  • Alexandra K. Schwartz
  • Steven R. Garfin


Dysfunction of the sacroiliac (SI) joint is a recognized contributor to axial back pain. In this chapter, we will describe the challenge of making the diagnosis of SI joint dysfunction that may respond positively to surgical management, the relative indications and contraindications for surgical intervention, and the authors’ preferred technique.


Sacroiliac Joint Posterior Superior Iliac Spine Facet Joint Injection Sacral Plexus Hyaline Articular Cartilage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan B. C. Dang
    • 1
  • Alexandra K. Schwartz
    • 2
  • Steven R. Garfin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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