Ulster Medical Journal
1982, 51:2, 121-4
Wray AR; Templeton J.
Withers Orthopaedic Centre, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Summary by Jon Miles:
Records were obtained for 52 patients who had had coccygectomy carried out at two hospitals during 1969-1977. All patients were asked to attend for a review, and those who didn't were sent a questionnaire. Of these, 37 complied, 33 women and 5 men. It was between 1 and 9 years since they were operated on. They were asked to assess the pain relief given by their operations in four categories:
|Worse than before||4||11|
Of the 10 unsuccessful operations (no relief or worse than before) four were in patients with pain referred from elsewhere, and three were partial coccygectomies. If these 7 are excluded, 27 out of 30 cases were successful.