Spine surgeon, is a member of the Spine Care Team at the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois.
Dr. Mathew Phillips is fellowship trained in Advanced Spine surgery and Sports Medicine. He grew up in Central Illinois and went to University of Illinois for his undergraduate degree, then attended medical school at Rush University, Chicago. His Orthopaedic surgery residency was performed at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at Spine Surgery PSC, in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Phillips also completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Whether you are looking to alleviate back and neck pain, improve movement or simply participate in everyday activities, the Spine Care Team is here to help - from an initial assessment to a customized treatment plan that is right for you. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you better understand some of the problems that occur from aging or injury.
Watch as Dr. Mathew Phillips and Braedon Haertling, PA-C discuss "Low Back Pain's Missing Piece - Diagnosing the Sacroiliac Joint" during a webinar sponsored by Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois and SI-Bone, Inc.
SI Joint Fusion With The iFuse Implant System®
iFuse Potential Benefits:
Less invasive than traditional open SI joint fusion surgery with no extensive soft tissue stripping
- Plus: minimal incision size (approximately 2-3 cm long) and minimal tendon irritation
- Straight forward minimally invasive surgical approach
Designed for maximum joint stability
- Triangular implant profile minimizes rotation and an interference fit minimizes micromotion
- Rigid titanium constructs provide enhanced stability
- Porous plasma spray coating
- Larger implant surface area designed to maximize post-surgical weight bearing capacity
- Biomechanically rigorous implant designed specifically to stabilize the heavily loaded SI joint
- The iFuse implant has 3X shear and 7X bending strength compared with screws1
Simplified surgical procedure with iFuse
- Pin, drill, broach, insert implants, and close
- Procedure takes about an hour
- Potential for less blood loss and reduced soft tissue stripping
The following images are of the SI Joint - iFuse Implant System