What are the possible complications of SI joint fusion?

As with all major invasive surgical procedures, some complications are possible with SI joint fusion surgery as well. They include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Implant/hardware issues
  • Nonunion/pseudarthrosis
  • Ongoing pain

Your doctor and/or surgeon will advise you about these risks the SI joint fusion surgery can pose.