What does CPT code 27096 mean?
CPT code 27096 is defined as “Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed.”
What type of injection is a sacroiliac joint injection?
A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint. Due to the numbing medicine used during this procedure, you may experience temporary pain relief afterwards that may last several hours.
How to perform a successful sacroiliac joint region injection?
After informed consent has been obtained,the patient lies face down on his or her stomach on the radiography table.
What can I expect after a sacroiliac joint injection?
You may be sore from the injection. You may also have some slight weakness in your leg for a few hours after the shot. If your pain comes from the sacroiliac joint, you may feel pain relief in the hours after the procedure because of the numbing medicine. As it wears off, the pain may start to feel worse.
What is the success rate of the sacroiliac joint injection?
The spread was investigated by dissection via anterior opening of the sacroiliac joint and the dorsal ligaments. Results: Ultrasound guidance was used in 1/20 (5%, 95% CI = 0.9-23.6%) intra-articular injections. In 19/20 (95%, 95% CI = 0.9-23.6%) cases, latex spread in the interosseous sacroiliac ligament was used.
What does sacroiliac joint mean?
The sacroiliac joint or SI joint (SIJ) is the joint between the sacrum and the ilium bones of the pelvis, which are connected by strong ligaments. In humans, the sacrum supports the spine and is supported in turn by an ilium on each side. The joint is strong, supporting the entire weight of the upper body.