Since 2009 many new SIJ fusion systems were presented which raise huge expectations for the medical device industry and for patients. SIMEG is not recommending or prefering any technique, efficacy needs to be approved by appropriate clinical studies (see our study page). Today mainly in the USA a multitude of fusion technologies are developed. A useful overview can be found here:
MIS Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Methods
The development of an international register to collect the product features is discussed. SIMEG initiated the first International Sacroiliac Arthrodesis Registry (ISAR). In addition to the cliinical evaluation we invite medical device manufacturers to update the SIMEG SIJ Fusion data base. Please fill out and return the form.
Hip-prosthesis, spinal implants, kyphoplasty: all developments started from emergency (trauma/cancer) indications with few case numbers. Degenerative (orthopedic) indications represent a much higher number of cases, which attracts medical device manufacturers.