Joystick reduction and percutaneous pinning for an acutely anteriorly dislocated coccyx: a case report

J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Jul;18(6):388-9. doi: 10.1097/00005131-200407000-00011.


A sacrococcygeal dislocation is a rare occurrence, and the treatment options vary. Initial treatment is nonoperative, consisting of a manual reduction with a gloved finger and local rest. Acute operative treatment of a failed closed reduction is unusual. We report a case of an acute irreducible anteriorly dislocated coccyx successfully treated with a minimally invasive technique: joystick reduction and Steinman pin fixation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Nails
  • Coccyx / diagnostic imaging
  • Coccyx / injuries*
  • Coccyx / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Radiography