Life Spine (Huntley, Ill.) said it has begun a study of sacroiliac joint fixation outcomes using its SImpact screw.
SImpact is a cannulated and fenestrated screw, intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis through a lateral approach. It incorporates the proprietary surface technology Osseo-Loc, and is available in multiple lengths to accommodate varying patient anatomy.
Keith Maxwell, M.D., of Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Asheville, N.C., is the principal investigator.
“With more than 22% of lower back pain originating from the sacroiliac joint, the market for SI joint fixation continues to grow as better diagnostic tools and better understanding of the pathology evolve,” Maxwell said in a prepared statement. “SImpact has streamlined the SI joint fixation procedure for me and my patients by creating a screw design that is self-drilling, resulting in fewer surgical steps. I continue to see excellent results in treating sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, and we expect these results to continue throughout the course of this study.”