SIMEG Webinars and Online Conference

For ongoing discussion we initiated our new way presenting cutting edge information about sacroiliac joint surgery that is internet based. Our Board had agreed to complement our annual meetings with 2-hour internet conferences offered every 2nd month. They are open to SIMEG members, the SIJ surgical community, as well as representatives from industry. These spot webinars are free of charge. Contact us to receive your registration link.



Free Webinar Recordings
Free Webinar Recordings

Join our free 2 hours educational webinars. We hope, that you will be encouraged to sign in for membership. We need your expertise and of course your membership fees to continue our projects:

  • ISAR: International Sacrioiliac Arthrodesis Registry
  • Literature research
  • Education in diagnosis and treatment


Webinar: November 20th, 2021

Jeffrey E. Donner, MD, President
Jeffrey E. Donner, MD, President

SIJ Fusion vs Fixation for the treatment of SIJ Pain: What is the best method for long term outcomes?

  • Prof. Dr. med. Julius Dengler, Chefarzt, Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Helios Klinikum Bad Saarow GmbH, 15526 Bad Saarow
  • William W. Cross III, M.D., Consultant, Division of Orthopedic Trauma, Vice Chair, Department of OrthopedicS urgery, Mayo Clinic
    200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905

Joint fusions/ arthrodesis are traditionally defined as surgical procedures to permanently hold a joint in a fixed position by fusing together the two bones which make up a joint.

Join us for a lively debate on the merits of  treating SIJ pain and dysfunction using technologies which either create a traditional intra-articular or extra-articular boney joint fusion vs technologies which are based on fixation of an implant to the sacrum and to the ilium leading to immobilization of the SI joint.

Scientific program

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Lecture # Start   Speaker Lecture Discussion
  14:45 Meeting open      
  15:00 Welcome Fuchs 0:05  
1 15:05 What do we know and not know about SIJ diagnosis and treatment? Kibsgard 0:10 0:05
2 15:20 Anatomy and histology of the SIJ - are we all different? Hammer 0:10 0:05
3 15:35 Innervation and pain generators of the SIJ - well understood? Szadek 0:10 0:05
4 15:50 Biomechanics of the SIJ - shock absorber or moving joint? Sturesson 0:10 0:05
  16:05 Bauerfeind: Sacroloc Schuler 0:10 0:05
5 16:20 Influence of sagittal balance on SIJ pain - does pelvic incidence matter? Le Huec 0:10 0:05
6 16:35 SIJ injcections - how to do it and what´s the value for diagnosing SIJ pain? Kurosawa 0:10 0:05
7 16:50 Denervation of the SIJ - can we talk about durability? Roberts 0:10 0:05
8 17:05 X-ray, CT, SPECT-CT and MRI - what´s the adequate individual choice? Hermann 0:10 0:05
  17:20 Medtronic: Rialto   0:02 0:03
9 17:25 Registries - still a challenge? Sobottke 0:10 0:05
10 17:40 SIJ registry - what is ISAR? Blay 0:10 0:05
11 17:55 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - lateral approach Dengler 0:10 0:05
12 18:10 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - oblique approach Majd 0:10 0:05
  18:25 Si-Bone: SImulator   0:02 0:03
13 18:30 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - posterior dorsal recess approach Stark 0:10 0:05
14 18:45 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - posterior inferior approach Donner 0:10 0:05
15 19:00 Fusing the spine and the SIJ at the same setting? Franke 0:10 0:05
16 19:15 Clinical improvement after SIJ fusion - a literature review Polly 0:10 0:05
17 19:30 Summary Freeman 0:10 0:05
  19:45 End      


Sacroiliac Medical Experts

ICSJS 2021 Faculty
Blay Martin MD Kantonsspital Münsterlingen 8596 Münsterlingen CHE
Dengler Julius MD Helios Klinikum Bad Saarow, Neurochirurgie 15526 Bad Saarow GER
Donner Jeff MD Colorado Spine Institute CO 80538 Loveland USA
Franke Jörg MD Klinikum Magdeburg, Klinik für Orthopädie 39130 Magdeburg GER
Freeman Thomas MD Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida 33602 Tampa, Fl USA
Fuchs Volker MD AMEOS Klinikum Halberstadt 38820 Halberstadt GER
Hammer Niels MD Macroscopic and Clinical Anatomy. Gottfried Schatz Research Center: Medical University of Graz 8010 Graz, Austria AUT
Hermann Kay-Geert MD Universitätsklinikum Charité, Institut für Radiologie 10117 Berlin GER
Kibsgard Thomas MD Oslo University Hospital, Dep of Othopedics 0424 Oslo NOR
Kurosawa Daisuke MD JCHO Sendai Hospital 961-8501 Sendai JPN
Le Huec Jean Claude MD Bordeaux University Hospital   Bordeaux Frau
Majd Mohammad MD American Health Network, Clinical professor, Indiana university 47150 New Albany USA
Polly David MD University of Minnesota 55401 Minneapolis, MN USA
Roberts Shannon MD Univ. of Toronto L4MLC4 Barrie, Ontario CDN
Sobottke Rolf MD Rhein-Maas Klinikum GmbH, Betriebsteil Marienhöhe, Ztr. F. Orth. u. UC 52146 Würselen GER
Stark John MD Backpain Clinic 55401 Minneapolis, MN USA
Sturresson Bengt MD Aleris specialistvard 26262 Ängelholm SWE
Szadek Karolina PhD Department of Anesthesiology   Amsterdam NDL


Medical Device Industry

Latest SIJ Technologies
Company County/City Country Presentation Sponsor
Alevio Spine, LLC Alabama USA    
Bauerfeind AG Zeilenroda Germany x x
Globus Medical Pennsylvania USA    
Ilionmedical, Inc. Minnesota USA    
LifeSpine, Inc. Illinois USA    
Medtronic, Inc. Minnesota USA x x
NUTECH Spine Alabama USA    
RTI Surgical, Inc. Michigan USA    
SIGNUS Medical GmbH Alzenau Germany    
SI Bone, Inc. California USA x x
SI-Technology, LLC Colorado USA   x
VGI Medical Florida USA    
Zyga Technology Minnesota USA    
Zimmer/Biomet Colorado USA