Real Lives. Real Difference.

The best people to tell you about sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion are those who have experienced it themselves. Use these stories to help you decide if the Medtronic Rialto™ SI fusion system may be right for you.

The following stories recount the experiences of those who have a Rialto SI fusion system. Medtronic invited them to share their stories candidly. As you read their stories, please bear in mind that the experiences are specific to each particular person.


“Life after surgery has been grand. I have returned to every activity I had difficulty with before.”


 “The sheer joy of being able to fully participate in motherhood cannot be underestimated...this was a gift to not only my husband and I...but my son has his mother back.”

Dixie’s Story

“Two weeks after surgery, I was able to walk a mile! I’m able to move and perform household duties without every step being extremely painful.” 


“I would recommend this procedure to anyone who is looking for SI joint relief. I am so thankful to Dr. Rosenberg and this Rialto system!”

This story reflects one person's experience with the Rialto SI fusion system. Not every person will receive the same results. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options. Some risks of SI joint surgery include incomplete pain relief, damage to the nerve roots, infection, and complications with the hardware. Most of these complications can be treated once they are detected, but sometimes they require a longer period of hospitalization or recovery, additional medications, and sometimes even additional surgery.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.