Dr. Richard Kube is the first surgeon in the world to perform a true Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Fusion.
One in four patients with lower back pain have SI Joint dysfunction and Dr. Kube was interested in finding a solution that did not require invasive surgery. After months of tests, research and work on cadavers, Dr. Kube attempted the first minimally invasive approach to SI Joint fusion in May, 2011. Since then well over hundreds of patients from throughout the Midwest have sought out Dr. Kube to have the procedure. The results have shown partial if not complete relief of SI Joint pain.
The sacroiliac joint is between the pelvis and the spine, making it the link between the pelvis and the lowest part of the spine above the tailbone. This joint transfers weight and forces between your upper body and legs. Sacroiliac joint fusion is a surgical procedure in which the joint is fixed to its intended position and weight bearing function. This is accomplished by preparing the joint surface for a fusion using a bone graft and stabilizing the joint with two titanium screws while fusion heals.