This is a new guideline from NICE advising that iFUSE can be used for treating chronic sacroiliac pain. The guideline was released in Oct 18. It is worth being aware of as we may have patients affected by this condition.
The iFuse implant system involves placing implants over the sacroiliac joint. This aims to correct any misalignment and weakness that may contribute to pain.
iFuse leads to improved pain relief, better quality of life and less disability when compared to non-surgical management. There is a small cost-saving compared to non-surgical management.
It should be used in patients with chronic sacroiliac pain who:
- have responded well to a joint injection of local anaesthetic into the sacroiliac joint AND
- have pain that it not adequately controlled by non-surgical management.