Dr. Steven S. Louis is an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997. Dr. Louis’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.
Sacroiliac Joint Fractures
Trauma & Fracture Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area
Dr. Steven Louis treats Pelvic injuries in the Emergency Department and at his office in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Dr. Louis of Hinsdale Orthopaedics is a specially-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pelvic injuries. Each of his patients receives a unique treatment plan matching their lifestyle goals. As a leader in the minimally invasive Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement, he is an advocate of state-of-the art technologies that benefit his patients in many ways.
FAQs on Sacroiliac Joint Fractures
What Is A Sacroiliac Joint Fracture?
Sacroiliac joint fractures occur in the sacroiliac joint in the space that links the pelvis to the spine at the very bottom of the back. It aids the human body in movement by allowing weight to be shifted from the legs to the upper part of the body while also enabling twisting movements. Fractures into the sacroiliac joint (diastasis) result from traumatic injuries in which a sudden force is applied to the pelvis, such as falling and landing on the buttocks. This kind of fracture leaves the patient with pain in the lower back, ranging from an ache to a sharp pain.
What Are The Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Fractures?
Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Fractures include soreness in the buttocks and groin areas, causing a pain in testicles among males. The pain may also have a grinding sensation in the joint and result in complete inability to bear weight. Other symptoms include difficulty turning over in bed and getting in and out of a car.
What Are The Treatment Options For Sacroiliac Joint Fractures?
Fractures into the sacroiliac joint can be found on regular x-rays in the emergency room. Symptoms of a mild sacroiliac joint fracture or stress fracture, such as tenderness or back pain, can also be attributed to other ailments, making it hard to diagnose a fracture in this area. Therefore, one should consult a specialized doctor like Dr. Louis when looking for treatment. In most cases, surgery is not necessary for a sacroiliac joint fracture, and most doctors will recommend rest or protected weight bearing. In patients with prolonged pain, sacroiliac joint injections with pain-relieving medication can be used to minimize the soreness.