SI joint fusion surgery helps keep your SI joint from moving to give you pain relief right away and to create a bridge to grow new bone across your SI joint to keep it from moving for the long term. Surgalign’s SImmetry System uses a process called decortication to prepare your hip bones for the implant. Decortication, or removing cartilage, triggers the body’s natural healing response for the next step when bone graft material is put into your joint to create a place for your bone to naturally create a bridge that will stabilize your SI joint and prevent pain. Lastly, screws are placed into the joint to hold it steady while bone grows in. For more information, please visit simmetrytherapy.com.