Joint Stabilization

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Palm Desert, CA

Joint Stabilization

You might need joint stabilization following a ligament injury that weakens any major joint. But Roland Reinhart, MD, and his skilled team specialize in a minimally invasive procedure to stabilize the sacroiliac (SI) joint. They implant the LinQ Joint Stabilization System, easing your pain by restoring stability to the SI joint. If you suffer from persistent hip or lower back pain, seek help right away. Call the office of Roland Reinhart, MD, in Palm Desert, California, today or request an appointment by clicking the online booking feature.

What is joint stabilization?

Joint stabilization restores the joint’s strength and steadiness, ensuring that you can stay active and move without the risk of dislocation.

Instability often develops after ligament injuries in the ankles, knees, and shoulders. The team at the office of Roland Reinhart, MD, specializes in stabilizing the sacroiliac joint.

Why would I need joint stabilization for the sacroiliac joint?

The sacroiliac (SI) joints connect your right and left hip bones to the sacrum, a triangular bone at the bottom of your spine. While most joints are designed for movement, the SI joints do the opposite: they limit movement.

The SI joints restrict movement, creating stability between your upper and lower body. One or both joints can be loosened, allowing excessive movement, a problem caused by inflammation.

SI joint inflammation (sacroiliitis) is most often caused by arthritis or an injury like a ligament sprain. Women often develop temporary sacroiliitis during pregnancy because their bodies release a hormone that relaxes the ligaments.

Symptoms of sacroiliitis include lower back pain, groin pain, and SI joint pain, especially when running, climbing stairs, or standing for long periods.

What is minimally invasive joint stabilization?

At the office of Roland Reinhart, MD, the team stabilizes the SI joint using an advanced implant produced by PainTeq®: the LinQ Joint Stabilization System.

The LinQ Joint Stabilization System is a small allograft, an implant containing substances that promote new bone growth, fusing the bones and stabilizing the joint.

Inserting the implant is a minimally invasive procedure requiring a small incision in your back. Your provider places the implant into the joint using instruments designed for the LinQ Joint Stabilization System.

Most patients go home shortly after their anesthesia wears off, but you’ll need to limit your activities while you heal.

How long it takes to return to your usual activities will depend on how quickly you heal, which varies for each person. The healing process depends on a person’s age, overall health, and whether they follow the necessary activity limitations during their recovery.

Call the office of Roland Reinhart, MD, today, or contact the team through online booking to learn if the LinQ Joint Stabilization System can improve your hip or lower back pain.

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