Surgical treatment of coccygodynia

Khirurgiia (Moskva)

1997, 9, 47-8

(Original in Russian)

Shaposhnikov

VI Kuban' Medical Institute, Krasnodar.

Abstract

The data on surgical treatment of 53 patients who suffered from posttraumatic coccygoynia are presented. To prevent suppuration of the postoperative wound the incision of the skin was performed not nearer that 5-6 cm from the anus and was directed proximally. The coccyx has been removed without injury of longitudinal sacro-coccygeal ligament. Postoperative complications were observed in 1.7% of patients. By follow-up (from 2 to 5 years) there were no relapses of the disease.

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