Europe Market Report for Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion 2017 – MedCore
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: Europe
- Published Date: 7/1/2017
- Pages: 391
- Type: MedCore
Studies have shown that over 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. A majority of these cases can be attributed to two main causes: general factors, such as muscle strain, injury and overuse; and specific spine conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease (DDD), spondylolisthesis or spinal stenosis. Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction was once thought to be a less common cause for lower back pain. However, recent studies have shown that SI joint dysfunction (SIJD) may be responsible for up to 30% to 35% of lower back pain.
General Report Contents– Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends– Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment– Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment– Section on recent mergers & acquisitionsThe SI joint is a joint in the pelvis between the sacrum and ilium that is held together by strong ligaments. The SI joint is a strong, weight-bearing synovial joint with unique elevations that form an interlocking interface. Humans have two SI joints, one on either side of the sacrum. A primary function of the SI joint is shock absorption for the spine, as well as torque conversion, allowing transverse rotations in the lower extremities to be transferred up the spine.SIJD can also be known as SI joint syndrome, SI joint strain and SI joint inflammation. Each term refers to a condition of the SI joint that causes pain from a variety of causes. Two common causes of SIJD include degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) and, in women, pregnancy. When this occurs, the most likely symptom is pain in the lower back or in the pelvic area. However, patients with SIJD often complain of pain in the lower limbs, which may be mistakenly diagnosed as sciatica.Growth of this spinal treatment has historically been limited by the diagnosis process. There is significant controversy and uncertainty behind the diagnosis of SIJD. SIJD is a clinical diagnosis, where much of it is reliant on the feedback a patient provides their surgeon or pain doctor. As a result, most surgeons have been reluctant to diagnose SIJD as a source of their patients pain. The most accurate form of diagnosis is to perform an injection into the SI joint to numb the irritated area and thereby identify the pain source. The injected anesthetic can relieve the inflammatory pain that is common with SIJD. While the duration of this pain relief is often short-lived, it is an excellent tool for determining the SI joint as the source of pain.
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