1996 - 10 128-131.
Department of Orthopaedics, St Vincentís Hospital, Melbourne 3056, Australia.
Coccydynia is a condition which has many causes and these need to be carefully sorted out by an adequate history, careful examination and X-ray. In those cases where the pain is due to local factors associated with the coccyx itself conservative treatment is usually satisfactory. If conservative treatment fails coccygectomy is generally a very successful procedure particularly if wound infection is avoided.