Dr. David Bomback is Danbury Hospital's 1st surgeon to treat low back pain with a sacroiliac joint fusion procedure: 5 takeaways

Mary Rechtoris -   Print  |

Spine surgeon David A. Bomback, MD, is Danbury (Conn.) Hospital's first surgeon to treat low back pain through a sacroiliac joint fusion procedure, according to Yahoo Finance.

Here are five takeaways:


1. The sacroiliac joint fusion procedure entails the surgeon placing three screws across the sacroiliac joint to connect the spine to the pelvis, thereby getting rid of any abnormal motion.


2. The surgery takes nearly 30 minutes and patients have minimal blood loss.


3. Because surgeons may misdiagnose sacroiliac joint dysfunction with a spine condition, Dr. Bomback said surgeons should have an extensive conversation with a patient to get his or her family history.


4. He also advises conducting a physical exam consistent with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. "Spinal surgeries at times can have a poor outcome if the diagnosis is made prematurely or incorrectly. It is critical that the diagnosis of sacroiliac dysfunction is made appropriately, often times after diagnostic injections," he said.


5. Dr. David A. Bomback practices at Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists in Danbury.


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