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LinQ™ – SI Joint Fusion System is a minimally invasive therapy for sacroiliac joint pain. The LinQ™ system is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions such as Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions. The procedure allows for fusion and stabilization of the SI joint in eligible patients where appropriate non-surgical treatment has failed, and may provide immediate relief of pain symptoms.

INTERVENTION MEETS INNOVATION

The LinQ™ Sacroiliac Joint Fusion system allows for fusion and stabilization of the SI joint in eligible patients where appropriate non-surgical treatment has failed. Stabilization of the SI joint may provide immediate relief of your symptoms. The procedure is performed using a minimally invasive technique that ensures a much faster recovery. The LinQ™ system is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions.

Symptoms of SI Joint Pain 

• Pain located on one side of the lower back
• Pain radiating into the buttocks, lower back and groin
• Referred pain into the lower limbs (which can be mistaken for sciatica)
• Difficulty turning over in bed, struggling to put on shoes and socks, leg pain while getting in and out of car
• Stiffness in the lower back when getting up after sitting for long periods and when getting up from bed
• Aching on one side of lower back when driving long distances

Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Chronic SI joint pain may be caused by a variety of different factors. These may be caused through atraumatic (degenerative changes over time) or traumatic (lift, fall, automobile accident) occurrences.

Sacroiliac joint pain can potentially be difficult to diagnose as it may mimic disc or low back pain. However, there are a variety of tests that can be performed to confirm that the SI Joint is indeed the pain generator.

The gold standard test to diagnose SI dysfunction is to inject the joint with a local anesthetic. If your pain decreases after this diagnostic injection, your surgeon may determine that the SI joint is the pain generator.

Potential Causes of SI Joint Pain

• Degenerative sacroiliitis
• Sacral disruption
• Ankylosing spondylitis
• Post-traumatic SI Joint disruption • Leg length discrepancy
• Structural pelvic asymmetry
• Tumor (pituitary or metastatic)
• Infection
• Inflammation
• Degenerative osteoarthritis
• Ligamentous laxity (Pregnancy)
• Trauma
• Adjacent segment disease

The LinQ system is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions.

How Does It Work?

This unique procedure is minimally invasive and involves implanting one small bone allograft into the SI joint to stabilize and fuse the dysfunctional joint. The entire procedure is done through a single, small incision on the patients back. Patients leave the hospital or surgery center the same day, shortly after surgery and can usually resume daily living activities within a couple of weeks, depending on how well they are healing and based on physician’s orders.

*Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications.