Coccygectomy in the treatment of coccygodynia

Acta Orthopaedica Belgica

2004 December; 70(6): 583-585.

Karalezli K, Iltar S, Irgit K, Karalezli N, Karakoc Y, Aydogan N.

Second Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Contact: Kaan Irgit, Resit Galip Cad, Han Sokak, 15/1, Gop 06700 Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: or


Fourteen patients, all female, who underwent coccygectomy for coccygodynia resistant to conservative treatment, were reviewed after a mean follow-up period of 30 months; 5 had a very good result and 7 had a good result. No re-operations were performed. Coccygodynia can be a real problem in women and total coccygectomy is an acceptable operation for coccygodynia not responding to conservative treatment.

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