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Sacroiliac Joint Inj

 

Sacroiliac joint inj

  • indication

Inflammation of the synovial lining of the Sacroiliac Joint associated with:- 

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Rheumatological conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis (HLA B27 positive), Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sexually Acquired Reactive Arthritis (SARA) associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and chlamydia infections

Diagnostic Injections

  • To investigate in the pain clinic the cause of sciatica in the leg, and low back pain in the SIJ area.

 Technique

  • Under local anaesthesia, a small diameter needle is placed into the joint  by using X-ray Guidance. X-ray contrast medium is  injected to confirm correct needle placement
  • Drug mixture is injected

Complications

  • No pain relief - if the cause of the pain was not the SIJ itself then injecting it will make no difference.
  • Infection - procedure performed under aseptic conditions to reduce infection.