Coccygodynia treated by resection of the coccyx.

Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica

1990 Oct; 61(5): 463-465

Hellberg S, Strange-Vognsen HH

University of Copenhagen, Department of Orthopedics, Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark.

Sixty-five patients suffering from coccygodynia resistant to conservative treatment had total or partial coccygectomy, all without serious complications. Eight reoperations were performed. After an average of 15 years, 46 of the 55 patients seen at follow-up were satisfied. A normal radiograph of the coccyx does not exclude a good result from coccygectomy. We recommend total coccygectomy using a longitudinal incision in carefully selected and well-informed patients.

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