A new method of removing the coccyx in coccyodynia

The Medical Record

Volume 21 1882, Page 180

James E Garretson

Philadelphia

Abstract

The posterior aspect of the coccyx was exposed, then a half-inch wide burr rotating at 10,000 rpm was used to remove the bone, without injuring the anterior layer of the periosteum or the attached ligaments. Less than a week after the operation, the patient was said to be doing well.

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