South Carolina Orthopaedic Surgeon with Palmetto Bone and Joint to Travel to South Africa to Perform Surgery for a First in South Africa

Dr. James Loging, MD with Palmetto Bone and Joint, to perform first Sacroiliac Joint Fusion surgery in South Africa.

Chapin, SC, November 12, 2019 --( Dr. James Loging, MD, MBA, an orthopedic surgeon with Palmetto Bone and Joint with offices located in Chapin, Newberry, and Clinton, South Carolina will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa to perform surgery. Dr. Loging was sought out by a patient and her family to travel to South Africa to perform the surgery. The patient will be undergoing sacroiliac joint fusion surgery which no surgeons currently perform in South Africa. This will be the first time this procedure has been performed there.

The surgery will be performed on November 16, 2019 at Mediclinic Morningside Hospital located just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Loging has been in contact with the patient and the hospital for over 9 months working on the specifics of the surgery, and to obtain all required certifications and licenses required to travel and perform surgery for this patient. Dr. Loging will be working with a local surgeon and hospital staff to make this surgery happen.

The patient will be undergoing Sacroiliac Joint fusion surgery which is a surgical procedure that fuses the sacroiliac joint located on the back of the pelvis to stop instability and eliminate chronic low back pain. The patient is 42 years old and has been suffering with this condition for over 12 years without any current options for treatment in South Africa. Dr. Loging was asked to perform the surgery because he is an expert in this procedure and one of the most experienced surgeons performing this surgery in the US and South Carolina. The procedure will be performed using the iFuse implant by SI Bone, Inc.

Dr. Loging will continue to make communication with the patient, and the local surgeon after the surgery to follow-up with her progress and to make sure recovery goes well. It is very important to Dr. Loging to make sure that the patient becomes pain free and makes a full recovery.
Palmetto Bone and Joint
James Loging, MD