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Dr. Raj Sureja Performs First SI Joint Fusion Surgery in Virginia, Maryland & DC Using the LinQ SI System

OSC’s Dr. Raj Sureja (pictured center) with PainTEQ representatives on April 17, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Interventional Pain Management Physician Raj Sureja, MD, performed the first sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, using the PainTEQ LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System. https://www.painteq.com/procedure  (click on this link for more information)

The SI Joint fusion was performed at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, in Newport News, VA, in an outpatient sterile procedure suite.

 

This non-invasive, in-office procedure was performed on a 51-year-old female patient who had a history of chronic sacroiliitis after a work injury in 2020.  The patient had received multiple treatments including steroid injections, radio frequency ablation and platelet-rich plasma injections which were unsuccessful in mitigating her pain.  The patient tolerated the procedure very well and was released to go home after one hour of recovery.  She intends to return to work in a couple of weeks.

“I’m so pleased to be able to offer this new, minimally invasive option for treating SI Joint dysfunction”, said Dr. Sureja. “With virtually no down-time after the in-office procedure, and the promise of real, long-term pain-relief, it’s truly a win for my chronic pain patients.”

The image above shows the size of the LinQ SI Joint Fusion implant, which comparable to the size of an almond.

 

 

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