Acute coccydynia related to precoccygeal calcific tendinitis

Skeletal Radiol. 2012 Apr;41(4):473-6. doi: 10.1007/s00256-011-1326-9. Epub 2011 Nov 23.


Symptomatic deposits of calcium hydroxyapatite have been reported in various sites other than the shoulders or hips. Sudden-onset coccydynia can lead to the discovery of calcific deposition in the precoccygeal region. We present the case of precoccygeal calcific tendinitis in a patient with acute coccydynia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Calcinosis / complications*
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis*
  • Coccyx*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Musculoskeletal Pain / diagnosis*
  • Musculoskeletal Pain / etiology*
  • Sacrococcygeal Region
  • Tendinopathy / complications*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis*