A minimally-invasive technique for the treatment of pyogenic sacroiliitis

P. V. Giannoudis, E. Tsiridis
2007 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
We report the management of an adult patient with septic sacroiliitis. This is an uncommon condition. Debridement, decompression and spontaneous fusion are the treatment of choice when symptoms do not resolve with routine initial intravenous antibiotic therapy. A percutaneous technique is described, using the principles of sacroiliac screw insertion commonly used for pelvic reconstruction surgery. After successful evacuation of the infected joint, fusion was observed in our patient.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.89b1.18547 pmid:17259428 fatcat:b6vnikjtrvbgtnfh6r2xc7sld4