[Tactics in management of coccygodynia]

Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 1990;55(4-6):519-21.
[Article in Polish]


The results of treatment of 160 patients with coccygodynia were analysed. The condition was caused by contusion, fracture or dislocation of coccygeal vertebrae or excess of osteochondral tissue around the coccyx. The patients were treated conservatively and surgically, 56 and 104 respectively. In 94 cases (50,3%) of surgically treated complete recovery was achieved. Surgery should be undertaken in cases not responding to conservative measures.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Coccyx / injuries*
  • Coccyx / surgery
  • Contusions / therapy
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged