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Nationwide Analysis of Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Trends: Regional Variations in Utilization and Population Characteristics – Lumbar Fusion

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This article is a retrospective cohort analysis that evaluates the utilization and demographic trends for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusions in the United States. The study identified patients who underwent SIJ fusion from 2010 to 2021 and recorded their demographic, clinical, and procedure characteristics. The analysis found that annual utilization of SIJ fusion increased by 33.5% on average, with the South region having the largest proportion of cases. Projections suggest that the number of procedures will continue to grow, with an overall increase of 1100% by the end of 2028. The most prevalent diagnostic indication for SIJ fusion was spondyloarthropathy-induced sacroiliitis. The study highlights the need for evidence-based guidelines, improved diagnostic strategies, and defined indications to support the growing use of SIJ fusion in clinical practice

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CONCLUSION: As SIJ fusion is increasingly utilized to treat refractory SIJ-based pain, establishing evidence-based guidelines, improving diagnostic strategies, and defining indications are imperative to support growing applications within clinical practice.

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Global Spine J. 2023 Aug 17:21925682231196448. doi: 10.1177/21925682231196448. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSTUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective cohort analysis.OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates utilization and demographic trends for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusions across the United States (US).METHODS: Patients who underwent SIJ fusion from 2010-2021 were identified within the PearlDiver national database using International Classification of Disease (ICD-9, ICD-10) and,

Global Spine J. 2023 Aug 17:21925682231196448. doi: 10.1177/21925682231196448. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective cohort analysis.

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates utilization and demographic trends for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusions across the United States (US).

METHODS: Patients who underwent SIJ fusion from 2010-2021 were identified within the PearlDiver national database using International Classification of Disease (ICD-9, ICD-10) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. Indications for trauma, malignancy, or infection were excluded. Demographic, clinical, and procedure characteristics were recorded along with annual utilization rates. Annual percent change (APC) was calculated to identify increasing or decreasing utilization from prior years. Negative binomial regression was performed to project subsequent utilization for 2022-2028. Chi-squared analysis followed by post-hoc comparisons were used to compare differences in diagnostic indications and clinical features associated with SIJ fusion across regions. Bonferroni adjustments were applied to P-values for pairwise analyses.

RESULTS: Overall, 18 032 patients (69.8% female, mean age = 51.0 + 13.4 years) underwent SIJ fusion between 2010 and 2021. Annual utilization increased by 33.5% on average. The South comprised the largest proportion of cases (48.9%). Projections for 2022-2028 predict continued growth in procedures, with an overall increase of 1100% from 1350 cases in 2021 to 16 195 by end of 2028. Spondyloarthropathy-induced sacroilitis was the most prevalent diagnostic indication nationwide (51%). Of patients undergoing SIJ fusion, 18% had a prior lumbar fusion, and only 45% received a preoperative diagnostic SIJ injection.

CONCLUSION: As SIJ fusion is increasingly utilized to treat refractory SIJ-based pain, establishing evidence-based guidelines, improving diagnostic strategies, and defining indications are imperative to support growing applications within clinical practice.

PMID:37590334 | DOI:10.1177/21925682231196448

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Global Spine J. 2023 Aug 17:21925682231196448. doi: 10.1177/21925682231196448. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSTUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective cohort analysis.OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates utilization and demographic trends for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusions across the United States (US).METHODS: Patients who underwent SIJ fusion from 2010-2021 were identified within the PearlDiver national database using International Classification of Disease (ICD-9, ICD-10) and

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