Bilateral sacroiliac joint fracture-dislocation requiring late coccygectomy: a case report.

The Journal of Trauma.

1992; 33: 793794

O'Keefe RJ, Jones JA, Hurwitz SR

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York 14642.

Associated injuries often prevent aggressive management of bilateral sacroiliac fracture-dislocations, although excellent results have been reported with nonsurgical treatment. We report a case of bilateral sacroiliac joint fracture-dislocation in a patient with multiple injuries which was managed with the placement of an external fixation frame. This patient developed a prominent and painful coccyx and ultimately required a coccygectomy. The excellent final result demonstrates the therapeutic role of coccygectomy as a late treatment for this injury.

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