SI-BONE Educational Program

You are invited to join CAPA and Coachella Valley area PAs for a free Category 2 CME dinner presentation with SI-BONE in Palm Desert. Danielle Ruggiero, PA-C will discuss sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and how the iFuse Implant System®, a minimally invasive surgical option designed to provide immediate SI joint stabilization and allow long-term fusion, can relieve low back pain.

Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 6:00pm 
Location: Eddie V's Prime Seafood
73040 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
RSVP: Please RSVP to Quintyn Menegazzi 
Email or call/text (406-249-1999)

The Sacroiliac Joint: A Real Pain In The...

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac (SI) joint is sometimes the cause of lower back and/or leg pain. However, SI joint dysfunction can be particularly difficult to differentiate from sciatica, because they feel very similar. For decades, the SI joint was suspected as the cause of low back and leg pain, but difficulty in accurate diagnostic testing prevented suspicions from being a certainty. Today, it is estimated that the SI joint is responsible for 15-30% of lower back pain cases.

During a complimentary dinner, sponsored by SI-Bone, participants will learn the latest research about this commonly under-diagnosed cause of low back pain. PA Danielle Ruggiero will review anatomy, causes and symptoms of SI joint dysfunction, diagnosis, and treatment options - both non-surgical and surgical. 

6:00-6:30pm  Meet & Greet
6:30-7:15pm  Didactic Presentation & Appetizers
 7:15-7:30pm   Hands On Exam Demonstration
7:30pm  Formal Dinner
7:30-8:00pm  Workup Protocols & Treatment Options       
8:00-8:30pm  Q & A, Round Table Discussion, Close