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Bridging osteophyte of the anterosuperior sacroiliac joint as a cause of lumbar back pain
  1. K A Parmar1,
  2. M Solomon2,
  3. A Loefler2,
  4. S Dalton3
  1. 1Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney Academy of Sport, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney
  3. 3North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Parmar
 Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen, NSW 2101, Australia;


A case report is presented of a patient with an anterosuperior osteophytic bone bridge of the sacroiliac joint causing lumbar back pain. After prolonged physiotherapy, the bone bridge was excised, with complete resolution of the symptoms. Excision should only be considered in cases of symptomatic sacroiliac joint pain that does not respond to rehabilitation programmes and conservative treatment.

  • CT, computed tomography
  • SI, sacroiliac
  • lumbar back pain
  • sacroiliac joint
  • bony bridge
  • osteophyte

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